confiscation

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confiscation

Seizure of private property by the government without compensation to the owner, usually as a consequence of the owner being convicted of a crime.

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It is a tool of oppression to confiscate the property of individuals, civil society organizations (CSOs), foundations or associations that are acquired through legitimate means.
It will also enable the authorities to confiscate assets even if the suspect or accused person is ill or has flown, e.
Mr Coaker said the law gives teachers the powers to confiscate "all inappropriate items" irrespective of their legal status.
According to an airport spokesperson, officials were forced to confiscate the toy as they are under instruction to confiscate anything that looks like a weapon or a replica, reported PA News.
Sheriff John McInnes said the law allowed him to confiscate a vehicle even if it did not belong to the driver.
TAP) - The confiscation committee will initiate legal proceedings to confiscate the property of six businessmen, merchants and a customs officer, it has announced at a press briefing Friday.
The daily reported that, upon finding out businessmen close to the government were involved, the BakyrkE[micro]y and Gebze Prosecutor's Offices, which spearheaded the investigation, ordered the Customs Directorate to confiscate the luxury cars that had entered Turkey illegally, in accordance with Article 235 of the Customs Law.