Pronunciation: (kon'fu-skāt", kun-fis'kāt), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/confiscate.html on line 81 [key]
—v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
1. to seize as forfeited to the public domain; appropriate, by way of penalty, for public use.
2. to seize by or as if by authority; appropriate summarily: The border guards confiscated our movie cameras.
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