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.
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.
The Crown has moved to confiscate it but, yesterday, a sheriff granted Mr Lawson the chance to come to Perth Sheriff Court and argue that he should get to keep it.
And, although they did not confiscate drugs, they did confiscate approximately $18 million in U.S.
Whenever she enters the room, she always asks her students to keep away items that are not related to her class, including mobile phones, or else she will confiscate these.