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Authority ActionPlay
Only people with official authority, like the police, can confiscate items, not ordinary people. SlideThe teacher confiscated the student's phone during the exam.
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Penalty ImplicationPlay
Confiscation often suggests that a rule or law was broken, leading to this action. SlideWhen travelers exceeded the duty-free limit, customs confiscated the extra goods.
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Not BorrowingPlay
'Confiscate' is not the same as borrowing; it implies the items may not be returned. SlideThe security forces confiscated weapons found during the raid.