Noun(1) something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty(2) a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something(3) the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
Verb(1) lose (s.th., s.th.
Adjective(1) surrendered as a penalty
(1) The qualification was based on the idea that a person can forfeit his natural rights to life and liberty by a suitably serious violation of natural law.(2) If the copyright holder does not pay the tax for 3 years, then the work is forfeit to the public domain.(3) His fate changes when he loses a bet and pays his forfeit by having his hair dyed platinum blonde.(4) Their reserves won via forfeit against the Italians.(5) Lucia's indifference melted into a cautious glower, but Sondra only smiled and held up her hands in forfeit .(6) The Bench ordered that the net and rabbits should be forfeit .(7) In the event, finance could not be raised in time, and the deposit of Ôö¼├║40,000 was forfeit under the terms of Moore's contract.(8) Fish & Neave's record climbed to 4-5, two of the wins by forfeit .(9) For those that don't know, the forfeit , a bit of a traditional thing, involves doing a lap of the pitch at training.(10) The other scheduled game saw Stormbirds win by forfeit over TDC.(11) Here is something awesome, which dramatises and amplifies the idea that in some particularly heinous murders, only the forfeit of the killer's own life can pay the tariff for the crime.(12) As with any Satanic deal there is a sting, a forfeit , a payback.(13) Moreover a man is required by divine and positive law to submit to corporal punishment if he cannot pay the forfeit for any act he has committed.(14) Count down - throw a ball to each other, but if you miss you must pay a forfeit .(15) The Government of Ireland Act had allowed for Northern Ireland to opt out of the Irish Free State, and there is precious little evidence to suggest that unionists were minded to forfeit this opportunity.(16) The director is either awarded a ├ö├ç├┐banana├ö├ç├û or punished with a forfeit .