Definitions of confiscate:
  • verb:   take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
    Example: "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
  • adjective:   surrendered as a penalty
  • adjective:   taken without permission or consent especially by public authority
    Example: "The confiscated liquor was poured down the drain"

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