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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In practice, the establishment of the Article 49 courts systematized and continued the expropriations, and even today the confiscations continue," Raeesi said.
Reuters' investigation unearthed how the revolutionary regime systematically legitimized the practice of confiscation and gave Setad control over much of the seized wealth.
One of Dean's main contributions is his integration of the state confiscations of Jewish property into narratives of the Holocaust.
A more explicit investigation of the often racially inundated language that, for instance, shaped local collaborators' articulation of their material interests before plundering Jewish property could shed further light on the intersections between ideological and economic dimensions and add to our understanding of these confiscations.
2) To support the residents of the three villages, Bi'neh, Dayr Al-Assad and Nahaf, in their struggle to revoke the confiscation decision mentioned above and to call upon the authorities to stop the confiscation of lands owned by the Arabs in Israel.
3) To appeal to the Jewish public [asking them] to support the residents of the three villages so that they could keep their land and their source of livelihood, and to endeavor to abrogate the confiscation decision mentioned above.
In a statement after the meeting, Information Minister Yasser Abed Rabbo said, ``The Palestinian leadership feels it's not useful to hold any meeting between the Palestinian and Israeli representatives as long as the policy of expansion of settlements, confiscation of land and violating the agreement is continuing.
NYSE:DSH], maker of Calvin Klein Jeanswear, today announced that its ongoing anti-counterfeiting efforts have resulted in the confiscation of counterfeit Calvin Klein jeanswear products and the arrest of nine counterfeit goods traffickers.
August 7, 2011 (NAIROBI) -- A Sudanese daily has protested the confiscation of its copies by the country's security forces on Sunday, saying it incurred a heavy financial loss as a result.
Israeli Arabs marched and held strikes Saturday to protest Israel's periodic confiscations of Arab land and its monthlong closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Land confiscations are killing the peace and they are pushing us into a corner,'' said Shouki Assah, director of the Bethlehem Land and Water Institution.
In the same vein, a Sudanese lobby group has denounced the confiscation of papers as a constitutional abomination.