confiscate-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: take possession of by legal authority (for security).

Yesterday the anti-piracy organizations raided Pirate Bay and confiscated the gold.
The government confiscated the original book that encouraged civil disobedience.
The clergy have monopolized power and have confiscated the revolution.
The officers confiscated the firearms and searched the house for more.

VerbNet: steal-10.5
FrameNet: Removing
PropBank: confiscate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1