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 Confession.Confusion Worse Confounded. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Confis’cate (3 syl.).
 
To forfeit to the public treasury. (Latin, con fiscus, with the tribute money.)   1
       
“If thou dost shed one drop of Christian blood,
Thy lands and goods are, by the laws of Venice,
Confiscate to the State of Venice.”
       
Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, iv. 1.
 


 Confession.Confusion Worse Confounded. 

 
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