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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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Harry Truman might also wonder at the characterization of an effective present corporate tax rate of 16 percent, and roughly the same on the Mitt Romneys of the country, as "confiscatory," given the astronomically higher tax rates of his era.
The Complications: Highly confiscatory estate taxes can threaten the very existence of the company apartment owners have worked so hard to build.
FOR DECADES, ESTATE PLANNING has been dominated by a desire to avoid a confiscatory federal estate tax.
Ackerman describes his proposal, House Bill 2957, as "a shot across the bow to express my dissatisfaction with the confiscatory tuition and fee increases."
After Stanley's death in 1947, McCormick inherited thirty-six million dollars and despite her complaints about "confiscatory inheritance taxes" was able to fund not only the medical research efforts of John Rock and Gregory Pincus, but also contribute greatly to women's education at MIT.
* The Superior Court is authorized to reduce the maximum civil penalties if "to do otherwise would result in an award that is unjust, arbitrary, and oppressive, or confiscatory."
for decades: their level of taxation is almost confiscatory; and they ,are stuck with unemployment rates close to 10%.
That confiscatory rate would certainly be challenged under the U.S.
If our do-nothing Congress would repeal a few more of its confiscatory taxes, I would buy a bigger rocket and go up there and repair the glitch myself..
Although the real competition pertains to DSL providers versus cable companies that sell broadband service, the regulators focus on the faux competition that they create with their confiscatory schemes.
Such a suit would claim that the current combination of an averaged retail rate structure and cost-based UNE prices creates a "confiscatory" rate that effectively "takes" their property without just compensation.
First, on the question of Jewish insurance claims, Feldman develops a well-documented line of argument which shows that the substantial losses suffered by German Jews who cashed in their policies in the 1930s followed mainly from confiscatory taxes and regulations imposed by the Nazi government, and not from the obstructionism of the Allianz.
Public schools have little incentive to improve since their money stream is powered by the confiscatory state.
The estate tax is unpopular because most Americans are fair-minded enough to realize that it's actually a punitive, confiscatory tax on the wealthy.