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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v.) To surrender possession due to error or misdeed; as, to forfeit property; to forfeit a game.

2. (n.) A thing forfeit or forfeited; what is or may be taken from one in requital of a misdeed committed; that which is lost, or the right to which is alienated, by a crime, offense, neglect of duty, or breach of contract; hence, a fine; a mulct; a penalty; as, he who murders pays the forfeit of his life.

3. (n.) Something deposited and redeemable by a sportive fine; -- whence the game of forfeits.

4. (n.) Lost or alienated for an offense or crime; liable to penal seizure.

5. (n.) To lose, or lose the right to, by some error, fault, offense, or crime; to render one's self by misdeed liable to be deprived of; to alienate the right to possess, by some neglect or crime; as, to forfeit an estate by treason; to forfeit reputation by a breach of promise; -- with to before the one acquiring what is forfeited.

6. (v. i.) To be guilty of a misdeed; to be criminal; to transgress.

7. (v. i.) To fail to keep an obligation.

8. (p. p. / a.) In the condition of being forfeited; subject to alienation.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

for'-fit (charam):

"Forfeit" (from forisfacere, "to act beyond") implies loss through transgression or non-observance of some law or rule. The word occurs only once as the translation of charam, "to shut in," frequently to devote or consecrate a person or thing to God beyond redemption (compare Leviticus 27:28, 29 Micah 4:13 Ezra 10:8, "That whosoever came not within three days,. all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the assembly of the captivity," King James Version margin, the American Revised Version, margin and the Revised Version (British and American) "devoted"; compare APC 1Esdras 9:4, "Their cattle should be seized to the use of the temple" (anieroo, "to consecrate," "devote"); 6:32, "all his goods seized for the king" (ta huparchonia autou einai (eis) basilika)).

The Revised Version (British and American) has "forfeited" (qadhesh, "consecrated,'; "devoted") for "defiled" (Deuteronomy 22:9), margin "Hebrew consecrated"; "forfeit his life" for "lose his own soul" (psuche) (Matthew 16:26 Mark 8:36); "lose or forfeit his own self" for "lose himself or be cast away" (Luke 9:25, heauton de apolesas e zemiotheis; zemioo is the Septuagint for `anash, "to be mulcted," or "fined," Exodus 21:22 Deuteronomy 22:19 Proverbs 17:26; Proverbs 19:19; Proverbs 21:11; Proverbs 22:3); Weymouth renders Luke 9:25, "to have lost or forfeited his own self" (or "had to pay his own self-his own existence-as a fine"); in the other instances of zemioo (1 Corinthians 3:15 Philippians 3:8), the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) render "suffer loss," "suffered. loss"; 2 Corinthians 7:9 the King James Version, "receive damage."

W. L. Walker

1601. ekpipto -- to leap out
... fall off, fall away; hence in nautical language: I fall off from the straight course;
of flowers: I fade away, wither away; I fall from, lose, forfeit; I am ...
// - 6k

2210. zemioo -- to damage, suffer loss
... Word Origin from zemia Definition to damage, suffer loss NASB Word Usage forfeit
(1), forfeits (2), suffer loss (2), suffered the loss of (1). ...
// - 8k

Strong's Hebrew
2325. chub -- to be guilty
... chub. 2326 . to be guilty. Transliteration: chub Phonetic Spelling: (khoob) Short
Definition: forfeit. ... root Definition to be guilty NASB Word Usage forfeit (1) ...
/hebrew/2325.htm - 6k

2763. charam -- to ban, devote, exterminate
... make accursed, consecrate, utterly destroy, devote, forfeit, have a flat nose,
utterly slay A primitive root; to seclude; specifically ...
/hebrew/2763.htm - 5k

2398. chata -- to miss, go wrong, sin
... A primitive root; properly, to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin;
by inference, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causatively) lead astray ...
/hebrew/2398.htm - 6k


Life Lost to the World is Saved.
... But when two things are put before us, either by gaining one's life to forfeit the
world, or by gaining the world to forfeit one's life, much more desirable is ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/27 life lost to the.htm

Directions to Church-Wardens, &C.
... to be used, and ministred, upon pain of punishment by the censures of the Church,
and also upon pain, that every person so offending, shall forfeit for every ...
/.../prideaux/directions to church-wardens/directions to church-wardens &c.htm

For they Loved the Praise of Men More than the Praise of God. John ...
... Sooner than forfeit this utterly, they would not profess religion. Their
profession turns on this. And although they do profess ...
/.../finney/lectures to professing christians/for they loved the praise.htm

Whether Robbery May be Committed Without Sin?
... You falsely call things your own, for you do not possess them justly, and according
to the laws of earthly kings you are commanded to forfeit them." Therefore ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether robbery may be committed.htm

Whether Blindness of Mind is a Sin?
... One is the light of natural reason, which light, since it pertains to the species
of the rational soul, is never forfeit from the soul, and yet, at times, it ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether blindness of mind is.htm

Whether Death is Essential to Martyrdom?
... of martyr should be accorded to a woman who forfeits the integrity of the flesh
for the sake of Christ's faith, rather than if she were to forfeit even the ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether death is essential to.htm

Whether an Aureole is Due on Account of virginity?
... Reply to Objection 4: If a virgin is violated, she does not forfeit the aureole,
provided she retain unfailingly the purpose of observing perpetual virginity ...
// theologica/whether an aureole is due.htm

Further Explanation of the Same Subject; Explains this Prayer. The ...
... Should it grow neglectful and set its affections on anything except our Lord, it
will forfeit everything: this loss is as great as are the favours the soul has ...
/.../the interior castle or the mansions/chapter iv further explanation of.htm

Proverbs i. 28
... And I press this, because it is a true type of the whole of human life; because
it is just as possible to forfeit salvation irrecoverably, as to forfeit that ...
/...// christian life/lecture xii proverbs i 28.htm

Thy Rod and Thy Staff they Comfort Me.
... It would be a poor exchange and a paltry satisfaction, to be present at the feasts
of men, only to forfeit our place at the banquet of angels. ...
/...// shepherd of my soul/viii thy rod and thy.htm

Forfeit (12 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (v.) To surrender possession due to error
or misdeed; as, to forfeit property; to forfeit a game. 2 ...
/f/forfeit.htm - 13k

Ransom (46 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The money or price paid for the redemption of a prisoner, or for goods captured
by an enemy; payment for freedom from restraint, penalty, or forfeit. ...
/r/ransom.htm - 43k

Valued (27 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Leviticus 5:15 If any one commit a trespass, and sin through error, in the
holy things of the LORD, then he shall bring his forfeit unto the LORD, a ram ...
/v/valued.htm - 15k

Forfeited (6 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Forfeit. Multi-Version Concordance
Forfeited (6 Occurrences). Luke 9:25 Why, what benefit ...
/f/forfeited.htm - 8k

Defilement (12 Occurrences)
... James Version, the American Standard Revised Version "humble"); qadhash, "separate,"
"sanctify," "devote to religious use," hence, "forfeit" (Deuteronomy 22:9 ...
/d/defilement.htm - 21k

Defile (63 Occurrences)
... James Version, the American Standard Revised Version "humble"); qadhash, "separate,"
"sanctify," "devote to religious use," hence, "forfeit" (Deuteronomy 22:9 ...
/d/defile.htm - 38k

Lose (59 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To part with unintentionally or unwillingly, as by accident, misfortune,
negligence, penalty, forfeit, etc.; to be deprived of; as, to lose money from ...
/l/lose.htm - 24k

Forewarning (1 Occurrence)

/f/forewarning.htm - 6k

Earnest (33 Occurrences)
... or promise. It also carries with it the idea of forfeit, such as is now
common in land deals, only from the obverse side. In other ...
/e/earnest.htm - 20k

Esau (89 Occurrences)
... Genesis 25:30-34). Impulsively he snatched an immediate and sensual
gratification at the forfeit of a future glory. Thus he lost ...
/e/esau.htm - 41k

Forfeit (12 Occurrences)

Matthew 16:26
For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?

Mark 8:36
For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?

Luke 9:25
For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits his own self?

Leviticus 5:7
And if his means suffice not for a lamb, then he shall bring his trespass-offering for that wherein he hath sinned, two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, unto Jehovah; one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering.
(See JPS)

Leviticus 5:15
If any one commit a trespass, and sin unwittingly, in the holy things of Jehovah; then he shall bring his trespass-offering unto Jehovah, a ram without blemish out of the flock, according to thy estimation in silver by shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass-offering:
(See JPS)

Leviticus 6:6
And he shall bring his trespass-offering unto Jehovah, a ram without blemish out of the flock, according to thy estimation, for a trespass-offering, unto the priest:
(See JPS)

Leviticus 19:21
And he shall bring his trespass-offering unto Jehovah, unto the door of the tent of meeting, even a ram for a trespass-offering.
(See JPS)

2 Kings 10:24
And they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt-offerings. Now Jehu had appointed him fourscore men without, and said: 'If any of the men whom I bring into your hands escape, his life shall be for the life of him.'
(See RSV)

2 Kings 12:16
The money for the trespass-offerings, and the money for the sin-offerings, was not brought into the house of Jehovah: it was the priests.
(See JPS)

Ezra 10:8
and that whoever didn't come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the assembly of the captivity.

Daniel 1:10
and the chief of the eunuchs saith to Daniel, 'I am fearing my lord the king, who hath appointed your food and your drink, for why doth he see your faces sadder than 'those of' the lads which 'are' of your circle? then ye have made my head indebted to the king,'
(See NAS)

Jonah 2:8
Those observing lying vanities their own mercy forsake.
(See NIV)



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