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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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Merghani described the plight of the press as a reflection of the country's crisis, saying his newspaper incurred a loss of 500,000 pounds (about $20,000) as a result of the five consecutive confiscations.
Bedouin communities in the central West Bank have faced repeated confiscations and demolitions in recent years, as part of the plans which have put them in grave humanitarian need and risk ending in forced transfers.
BEIRUT: Tension ran high Sunday at the Juveniles' building in Lebanon's largest prison, the Roumieh prison complex, northeast of Beirut, over the confiscation of mobile phones and other banned items, the National News Agency reported.
That brought this year's confiscation total to pounds 24 million - the highest since the legislation was introduced.
The first deals with the confiscations in Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1941; the second investigates the Europeanwide state-organized property theft between 1939 and 1945.
Ocker begins by explaining (on the first page of the preface) that this is not a history of confiscations per se.
Much of the cash confiscation is aimed at tackling the drug trade.
Passed in November, the confiscation ordinance is intended to embarrass and hit in the wallet men who normally would get off with a fine and community service but no jail time, officials say.
DI Sam Sittlington from the unit said yesterday: "We are pleased that our efforts have been rewarded with what is an order for one of the biggest confiscations of its type.
NCC's political orientation manifested itself most clearly in two areas which were of grave concern to the Palestinian minority during the 1950s and early 1960s: the State's massive confiscation of Arab-owned land and the State's harsh treatment of Arab youths who attempted to flee to neighboring Arab countries.
Hence our freedom from arbitrary confiscations beyond a certain point is safeguarded by a technology that makes seizure of physical property not nearly so important as transfers of financial, commercial, and intellectual capital.
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.