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  • noun Plural form of forfeit.
  • noun A game in which forfeits are demanded
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of forfeit.


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  • The forfeits are a result of an investigation of academic misconduct at Florida State, a probe conducted by the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions.


  • Everyone "forfeits" his insurance premium if he has no need to file a claim.

    David Fiderer: The Wall Street Journal Glosses Over the Pitfalls of Credit Default Swaps

  • The result of this game is that the blindfolded player will measure the severity of his "forfeits," or "penalties," to his certainty of guessing correctly the name of the player.

    Outdoor Sports and Games

  • The joke, utterly pointless as printed, becomes intelligible when it is explained that "forfeits" is an error for "propriety."

    The History of "Punch"

  • Perhaps Don would even venture to play "forfeits" with her.

    The Man from Glengarry; a tale of the Ottawa

  • And, blackest feature of all, mistakes in any of these arduous matters entailed "forfeits," and the process entitled "paying the forfeits," meant a concentration of attention upon a young gentleman, conscious to agony of the fact that his trousers left his ankle-bones unshielded from the public gaze.

    Mount Music

  • He was in for all the fun and frolic, and the kissing didn't worry him a bit when the "forfeits" were announced.

    A Little Girl in Old New York

  • One he thought he recognized as a girl with whom he used to play "forfeits" in the vulgar past of his boyhood.

    Condensed Novels: New Burlesques

  • Destroying the country and possibly the world kind of forfeits your opinion for at least a few months, if not ever.


  • A judge who does this forfeits the presumption that he understands the issues involved.

    Darwin and Social Darwinism


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