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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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WHIC said staff of the Israeli municipality distributed notices informing local citizens about the municipality's intention to confiscate the said lands for "gardening purposes".
In the past, the sultan could confiscate the property, house or mansion of that person.
"Because Barry Island is a designated alcohol exclusion zone and a family resort, officers have been working in partnership with British Transport Police to confiscate alcohol from anyone found to be in possession of it.
If the stewards try to confiscate anything, demand a receipt and go to collect your items after the game.
Health Minister Bassem Naim said that the government was cracking down on all forms of drug smuggling into the Gaza Strip, saying drugs smuggled through underground tunnels from Egypt were all "illegal." Furthermore, the paper reported that a team of Hamas security forces raided houses on Monday night to confiscate cigarettes smuggled to the enclave.
Summary: Schools have been told that they do have the power to confiscate mephedrone from pupils - despite it not being banned under the law.
"I thought they were joking, but they weren't smiling--they were deadly serious." Security officials at Los Angeles airport told The Sun: We have instructions to confiscate anything that looks like a weapon or a replica.
Security officials informed her that they would have to confiscate a two-inch-long plastic rifle from the toy soldier which was intended as a gift for her grandson.