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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.
See also: confiscate
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Kayan National Party Chairman Hkun Be Htoo said: 'Because land confiscation of the military, one third of the population have been affected with loses.
On the other hand, the operation conducted in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte also resulted in the arrest of lumber trader and confiscation of 210 board feet of sawn lumbers with market value of P5,250.00.
In our area, 347 assets were identified under confiscation orders last year - if the defendant fails to pay, the enforcing agency may use these assets to settle the order.
"The agencies involved in the enforcement of confiscation orders - including the Ministry of Justice, the Home Office, the Serious Fraud Office and the Crown Prosecution Service - take every step to tackle outstanding debt including the addition of interest and imprisonment for those who do not pay.
Across the country, 612 assets were identified under confiscation orders last year - if the defendant fails to pay, the enforcing agency may use these assets to settle the order.
This was part of a partnership agreement signed by the Dubai Police and Emirates Parking Company regarding organising transportation, confiscation, management and guarding of light and heavy vehicles to be confiscated in the emirate.
They added: "By its nature, a confiscation order is a financial penalty which may take some time to recover in full."
GERB proposed the amendments on December 10 after the Supreme Court of Cassation ruled that the termination of a criminal case impedes any action for confiscation.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said in a new report that Myanmar's government "should promptly address illegal land confiscations, compensate aggrieved parties, and reform laws to protect people against future abuses".
London: Central Criminal Court Judge Grieve QC increased the value of a confiscation order made against Benjamin Wilson, a convicted fraudster, from PS1 to PS31,905.33.
11 (ANI): A Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Court in Mumbai ordered the first confiscation of assets worth Rs.
BAHAWALPUR -- Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Wednesday sentenced three alleged activists of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi to two-year rigorous imprisonment each along with confiscation of their properties in separate cases.
The Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative (RAI) and the Advice on Individual Rights in Europe Center (AIRE), in cooperation with the Government of the United Kingdom and the OSCE, gathered today in Sarajevo representatives of the states in the region, and experts from Italy and the United Kingdom at a conference on how to work more efficiently on confiscation of illegally acquired property.
- Kanata Isayev - 20 years in prison with confiscation of property for corruption;