Sentence Examples


  • In return for these privileges the lord was liable to forfeit his rights if he neglected to protect and defend the tenant or did anything injurious to the feudal relation.
  • Owen's estates were declared forfeit and vigorous measures threatened by the English government.
  • If he bought property belonging to a feudal holding, or to a ward in chancery, he had to return it and forfeit what he gave for it as well.
  • He was still but a vali among the rest, holding his many pashaliks nominally by the sultan's will and subject to annual reappointment; and he knew that both his power and his life would be forfeit so soon as the sultan should be strong enough to deprive him of them.
  • In these circumstances the law held the criminal's life forfeit, and he might be slain or taken as a prisoner or slave.