confiscation

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Seizure and expropriation of private property by a government or its agency as a punishment for breach of a law. In confiscation, a property is expropriated (see expropriation) without the consent of its owner and (unlike in condemnation) usually without any compensation. See also eminent domain.

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If you're are pulled over in your car by the police, any illegal substances they find are subject to confiscation,even if they aren't yours.
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You may need to use confiscation if someone at your workplace has something that you do not allow inside your ofice.
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The confiscation of our object was very bad because we had a lot of fun using it and manipulating it for ourselves.
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