Definition of confiscation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkɒnfɪˈskeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnfɪˈskeɪʃn//
[uncountable, countable]
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the act of officially taking something away from somebody, especially as a punishment If found guilty of this crime they face heavy fines, confiscation of goods and even imprisonment.