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 its comparative focus on wartime Europe, the book's second part demonstrates how Nazi authorities applied and adjusted their prewar confiscation mechanisms internationally.
Centrist legislators, with support from Abraham Lincoln, ultimately consented to confiscation only on condition that it be carried out by courts rather than the executive branch and that rebels' property be confiscated only for their lifetimes so that their children could inherit.
While I understand his point, each of the actors discussed in the book undertook confiscation for religious as well as what we might call secular purposes.
Lincoln said he was forced to sign a Preliminary Proclamation on September 22nd to pacify the Radicals in his party, and because the Second Confiscation bill required him to start confiscation of rebel mansions by the end of the month.
Their vehicles were towed away to a Lancaster vehicle storage yard and the men were given court forms to fill out to contest the confiscation.
Under the Police Reform Act 2002, which came into force at the beginning of the year, police have the power to seek confiscation of vehicles.
The Crown Office are to appeal against the decision which throws the confiscation process into turmoil.
Promises are not sufficient; only the creation of sustainable institutions that restrict the state's power to make arbitary confiscations or to default on early commitments will do.
MEPs want member states who receive a freezing or confiscation order to be bound to execute it within 20 days, as opposed to the 60 days proposed by the Commission, so that criminals do not have time to move their assets.
Sudanese newspapers complain of the far-reaching powers of the NISS which routinely punishes dailies through confiscation or suspension.