confiscate verb definition in Types of punishment topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

confiscate

 verb: Types of punishment topic
confiscate something to officially take something away from somebody, especially as a punishment Their land was confiscated after the war. The teacher threatened to confiscate their phones if they kept using them in class. Our belongings were temporarily confiscated.

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