CET6+ TEM4 GRE
con-, 强调。-fisc, 篮子，钱篓，词源同basket,fiscal.
- confiscate:  Confiscate’s etymological connotations are financial: the Latin verb confīscāre meant ‘appropriate to the public treasury’. It was formed from the collective prefix com- and fiscus. This meant originally ‘rush-basket’; it was applied to the baskets used by tax collectors, and hence came to mean ‘public treasury’ (English gets fiscal from it). The looser sense of confiscate, ‘seize by authority’, dates from the early 19th century.
- confiscate (v.)
- 1550s, originally, "to appropriate for the treasury," from Latin confiscatus, past participle of confiscare, from com- "together" (see com-) + fiscus "public treasury," literally "money basket" (see fiscal). Related: Confiscated; confiscating.
- 1. There is concern that police use the law to confiscate assets from people who have committed minor offences.
- 2. Make maximum use of legislation to confiscate the proceeds of drug trafficking.
- 3. The police have the right to confiscate any forbidden objects they find.
- 4. No entity or individual shall confiscate or detain any motor vehicle plate.
- 5. A: Will you give me your camera? We have to confiscate your film.
- 你的相机给我好 吗 ?否则我就要没收你的底片了.
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