adjective acquisitive, appropriating, attaching, capturing, commandeering, conquering, deprivative, depriving, disseizing, distraining, divesting, exacting, expropriatory, extortionary, foreclosing, forfeiting, garnishing, impounding, rapacious, requisitory, seizing, sequestrating, taking, usurpatory associated concepts: confiscatory orders, confiscatory rates

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  • confiscatory — UK US /kənˈfɪskətəri/ US  /kənˈfɪskətɔri/ adjective ► used to describe the act of something being taken away from someone by a government, etc.: »Compulsory savings which stay with you are a lot less confiscatory than taxation. »the confiscatory… …   Financial and business terms

  • Confiscatory — Con*fis ca*to*ry, a. Effecting confiscation; characterized by confiscations. Confiscatory and exterminatory periods. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confiscatory — [kən fis′kə tôr΄ē] adj. 1. of, constituting, or effecting confiscation [a confiscatory tax] 2. confiscating …   English World dictionary

  • confiscatory — confiscate ► VERB 1) take or seize (property) with authority. 2) appropriate to the public treasury as a penalty. DERIVATIVES confiscation noun confiscatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin confiscare put away in a chest, consign to the public treasury ,… …   English terms dictionary

  • confiscatory — kənˈfiskəˌtōrē, tȯr , ri sometimes ˈkänfə̇s adjective : effecting or constituting confiscation : characterized by confiscations confiscatory taxation …   Useful english dictionary

  • confiscatory — adjective see confiscate II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • confiscatory — /keuhn fis keuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. characterized by, effecting, or resulting in confiscation. [1790 1800; CONFISCATE + ORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • confiscatory — adjective Using confiscation …   Wiktionary

  • confiscatory — con·fis·ca·to·ry || kÉ™n fɪskÉ™tÉ™rɪ adj. of or pertaining to confiscation (seizure, taking away) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • confiscatory — con·fis·ca·to·ry …   English syllables

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