confiscate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kon'fu-skāt", kun-fis'kāt), [key]
— v., adj. -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
- to seize as forfeited to the public domain; appropriate, by way of penalty, for public use.
- to seize by or as if by authority; appropriate summarily: The border guards confiscated our movie cameras.
- confiscate (Thesaurus)