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confiscate (KAHN fi skayt")
A special cate that involves government agencies which take someone's private property as evidence for committing an illegal action; such as, making liquor during the period (1920-1933) when the 18th Amendment was forbidding the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages in the United States.
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To legally take property from someone by a government agency as a penalty for some illegal activity. (1)