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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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He added that the Israeli authorities decided to confiscate the lands under the pretext that they are located in the Area "C.
BEIRUT: Police managed to confiscate more than 1,600 unlicensed motorcycles as part of a major drive to take such vehicles off the roads, according to a statement issued Wednesday.
To threaten to confiscate power from one group of California consumers to give it to another group does nothing to help California's problems.
Maj Gen Al Hudaidi emphasised that Shaikh Sultan's directive had authorised police to permanently confiscate all vehicles in the emirate if they are found to have been modified and cause unruly disturbances.
Deputies are allowed under a city ordinance to confiscate vehicles used in prostitution, drug trafficking and other offenses.
The municipal inspectors confiscate such cars parked in public parking areas for more than a month, Hilal Saleh Al Musati, an official at Abu Dhabi Municipality, told Gulf News.
PESHAWAR, July 27, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- The NWFP Law and Revenue Department has started planning to confiscate property of those employees who are found helping militants, informed sources said on Monday.
Sheriff's deputies made no local fireworks-related arrests and did not confiscate any fireworks.
If they see the vendor again, even if he or she provides a different name, they can find the person's photo in the book and not only cite him or her and confiscate wares, but arrest the vendor for providing false identification to a peace officer.
When McCloud confiscates goods that need a positive ID, she sends them to a 23,000 square-foot, $3.