Usage examples for confiscation

  1. If money was wanted, the lawless seizure and confiscation of our merchant vessels and their cargoes was a ready resource, and if to accomplish their purposes it became necessary to imprison the owners, captains, and crews, it was done. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. The cargo was certified in proper form to be English property, but some tell- tale letters in the mail bag showed that these certificates had been obtained for the sole purpose of preventing confiscation in case of capture, and ship and cargo were consigned to the flames. – Cruise and Captures of the Alabama by Albert M. Goodrich
  3. Hamburg was not in the German Customs Union and the bill provided for the confiscation of all property not in this Union. – Germany, The Next Republic? by Carl W. Ackerman
  4. It was expected that he would be gratified, as he really was, by the restoration of some letters which contained the expression of his former very modest wishes, called to recollection his unpleasant situation, his limited ambition, his pretended aversion for public employment, and finally exhibited his intimate relations with those who were, without hesitation, characterised as emigrants, to be afterwards made the victims of confiscation and death. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  5. The Poles saw samples of it when thousands were arrested without process of law, and were sent to prison or to Siberia, while other thousands lost their property by confiscation. – The Story of Russia by R. Van Bergen
  6. This law, by the arbitrary order of a committee of three members, was to pronounce a sentence of civil death on the fugitive, and the confiscation of his property. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet
  7. The properties of the great universal institution, as well as those of the Chapters, were sold at public auction, and the confiscation, although not immediate, was in course of being accomplished. – Pius IX. And His Time by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson
  8. I have no doubt that General Sherman had the power, as a military commander, at the time, to set apart the abandoned lands along the coast as a place in which to leave the colored people then surrounding his army; but that General Sherman during the war, or that Congress after the war, except by a proceeding for confiscation, can take the land permanently from one person and give it to another, I do not admit; nor did General Sherman undertake to do that. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  9. The great majority of the Lords thought Reform revolution, Free- trade confiscation, and the two together ruin. – The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot
  10. Great talke of the Dutch proclaiming themselves in India, Lords of the Southern Seas, and deny traffick there to all ships but their owne, upon pain of confiscation; which makes our merchants mad. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  11. In no one of them did the temporal government do otherwise than thwart her, from the lowest degree of persecution, consisting in a social contempt and disregard, to the highest, of violent confiscation and bloody torture. – Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom by T. W. Allies
  12. First, periodical raids upon the suspected, accompanied by confiscation and search of all papers found. – The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont by Robert Barr
  13. He professed himself perfectly satisfied, and sought in his turn to explain his conduct in the confiscation and forced sale of the Orleans property. – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  14. And Germany is meeting them more than half way, their authorities having ordered a supplementary requisition of those church- bells which were exempted when the first confiscation was made. – Mr. Punch's History of the Great War by Punch
  15. Its victory in North Germany was due to the secular interest of the princes, who profited by the confiscation of Church lands. – A History of Freedom of Thought by John Bagnell Bury
  16. I am curious to know what the States will do about the confiscation of the goods taken in Byland's convoy. – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various
  17. His mother, however, had not accompanied her husband during that exile, and, in consequence, had succeeded eventually in preventing the confiscation of some of his property. – The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope v. I. by A. M. W. Stirling (compiler)
  18. Already the Negroes are influenced by promises of confiscation and plunder. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  19. But for our own sake as well as for theirs, I would not visit upon them a policy of confiscation which has been discarded in the policy and practical conduct of every civilized nation on the face of the globe. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes