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confiscate (something) from (someone)

To take something away from someone, often as a form of punishment. I always confiscate cell phones from students who try to use them in my classroom.
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confiscate something from someone or something

to seize or impound something from someone or a group. The police confiscated all the stolen property from the suspect's garage. The clean confiscated the beer from the dormitory.
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The wide range of retrieved or confiscated antiquities includes stone and metal sculptures, coins, paintings, ivory and copper artifacts, architectural panels, etc.
The Siamese crocodile, which was confiscated, is one of the rarest animals and classed as a critically endangered species.
"The batch was confiscated immediately and while inspectors were on route to complete legal proceedings an unknown assailant intercepted the inspectors' vehicle and boarded the car.
He said that with the museum's input, the MCI will decide the fate of the confiscated goods.
Police arrested the most number of suspected vote buyers in Metro Manila at 136 and confiscated a total of P541,000.
Similarly, another action was taken against encroachments in sector I-10 markaz during this operation encroachments established in the verandas and footpaths were removed and five trucks encroachment material was confiscated which was later on shifted to CDA store.
During this operation two (02) trucks of encroachment material was confiscated and later on shifted to enforcement store.
The post Airport police officer accused of selling items confiscated from passengers appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
In an interview, Optical Media Board chair Anselmo Adriano said it took time to destroy the confiscated items since they undertook the necessary legal procedures such as issuing of subpoena to the owners of the stalls.
'Among the confiscated animals, there were 78 live turtles weighing 478kg in total, and 53 water monitors, 36 alive and 17 dead, weighing a total of 219kg,' he said.
8 to 14, 54 were confiscated in Malabon, 39 in Caloocan, 24 in Valenzuela, and 10 in Navotas by the respective police stations.
Earlier in the month of October, a team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had raided the Omni Group's office near Hockey Stadium in Karachi and confiscated the record.
Data from the Northern Police District (NPD) showed that 169 pointed weapons, 11 knives, seven forks, and a screw driver were among some of the items confiscated.
Israeli occupation bulldozers on Monday demolished a Palestinian owned home in Anata village, northeast of Jerusalem, and confiscated hundreds of dunums of land in Budrus village West of Ramallah.
Summary: We have learnt from official sources that the National Tobacco Board (French: RNTA) should soon acquire two confiscated companies.