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Synonyms for confiscate

Synonyms for confiscate

to take quick and forcible possession of

Synonyms for confiscate

take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

surrendered as a penalty

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A state prison inmate brought a [section] 1983 action alleging that corrections officials violated his constitutional rights by confiscating his anarchist pamphlets.
New security measures implemented at London-Heathrow Airport, UK after the terrorist attacks on the United States have resulted in security staff confiscating 20,000 potentially dangerous items from passengers' hand luggage.
Secret Service raided his workshop, confiscating drawings, receipts, even press clippings.
After five days of surveillance, the BAR team conducted a sweep of four smog stations in the Bay Area, arresting 10 people and confiscating five test analyzer system (TAS) machines.
According to the article, published June 16, 2006, "'Air'Head Security Slimebags", federal security screeners were caught confiscating and keeping drugs, soliciting a child with child pornography, and selling seized knives for profit on eBay.
He also complained that Kharan riffles personnel were also in habit of confiscating Pakistani goods and eatable items exported via Tafton road, while the staff also misbehaves with the transporters and passengers.
Animal-control officers also questioned the actions of the Bureau of Humane Law Enforcement, a new agency based in Hawthorne, for previously confiscating 22 diseased cats from the Canoga Park rescue while leaving 74 sick cats behind.
Surely you would not seriously consider confiscating power that was built and paid for by California municipal utility customers in order to provide it to Pacific Gas and Electric and Southern California Edison?