2016年9月27日 星期二

variegated, con artist, forfeit, forfeitures, kleptocracy

Wells Fargo’s CEO has been criticized for firing some 5,300 employees connected to the fake-account scandal, without taking any action against senior executives.


Wells Fargo says John Stumpf and the former retail-banking head will forfeit…
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Google Forfeits $500 Million Generated by Online Ads & Prescription ...

https://www.justice.gov/.../google-forfeits-500-million-generated-online-...

Aug 24, 2011 - Google Forfeits $500 Million Generated by Online Ads & Prescription Drug ... while paying one of the largest financial forfeiture penalties in history.” ... consultation rather than a valid prescription from a treating medical practitioner. ... In2009, after Google became aware of the investigation by the Rhode ...

Ex-Assembly Speaker Is Convicted of Corruption

Sheldon Silver, a Democrat and one of New York’s most powerful politicians, will forfeit the Assembly seat to which he was first elected nearly 40 years ago.



 ...,being obliged to drink a forfeit if the experience were judged insufficiently strange.

Now China has tightened its grip on the much more variegated world of online information, effectively forcing Google Inc., the world’s premier information provider, to choose between submitting to Chinese censorship and leaving the world’s largest community of Internet users to its rivals. It chose to leave.

Con Artist in Sting That Cost Google Millions
Over four months in 2009, a federal prisoner – and convicted con artist – was the lead actor in a government sting targeting Google that yielded one of the largest business forfeitures in U.S. history.

 The Department of Justice has forfeited a Manhattan condominium and a Virginia residence – with a combined value of approximately $ 2.1 million – purchased with the proceeds of alleged bribes paid to the family of the former President of Taiwan, Shui-Bian Chen, as part of the department’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative.   Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division announced the forfeiture today with U.S . Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton.


forfeit

Syllabification: (for·feit)
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrfit/
verb (forfeits, forfeiting, forfeited)


[with object]
  • lose or be deprived of (property or a right or privilege) as a penalty for wrongdoing:those unable to meet their taxes were liable to forfeit their property
  • lose or give up (something) as a necessary consequence of something else:she didn’t mind forfeiting an extra hour in bed to get up and clean the stables

noun

  • a fine or penalty for wrongdoing or for a breach of the rules in a club or game.
  • Law an item of property or a right or privilege lost as a legal penalty.
  • (forfeits) a game in which trivial penalties are exacted.
  • the action of forfeiting something.

adjective

[predic.]
  • lost or surrendered as a penalty for wrongdoing or neglect:the lands which he had acquired were automatically forfeit
Derivatives


forfeitable
adjective





forfeiter


Pronunciation: /ˈfôrfitər/
noun

Origin:

Middle English (originally denoting a crime or transgression, hence a fine or penalty for this): from Old French forfet, forfait, past participle of forfaire 'transgress', from for- 'out' (from Latin foris 'outside') + faire 'do' (from Latin facere)

forfeiture
(fôr'fĭ-chʊr', -chər) pronunciation
n.
  1. The act of surrendering something as a forfeit.
  2. Something that is forfeited; a penalty.

forfeiture[for・fei・ture]

  • 発音記号[fɔ'ːrfitʃər][名]
1 [U](財産などの)没収;(権利・地位・名誉などの)喪失.
2 没収物;罰金, 科料.

con4 (kŏn) pronunciation Slang.
tr.v., conned, con·ning, cons.
To swindle (a victim) by first winning his or her confidence; dupe.

n.
A swindle.

adj.
Of, relating to, or involving a swindle or fraud: a con artist; a con job.



var·i·e·gat·ed (vâr'ē-ĭ-gā'tĭd, vâr'ĭ-gā'-, văr'-) pronunciation
adj.
  1. Having streaks, marks, or patches of a different color or colors; varicolored: "If they recall the Colosseum . . . it is only as a showcase for cats more variegated than any fevered artist's mind could imagine" (Michael Mewshaw).
  2. Distinguished or characterized by variety; diversified.

kleptocracy

音節
klep • toc • ra • cy
発音
kleptɑ'krəsi | -tɔ'k-
[名][U][C]盗奪政治:国家・国民から収奪して私腹をこやす政治形態.


mot·ley (mŏt') pronunciation
adj.
  1. Having elements of great variety or incongruity; heterogeneous: "Most Ivy League freshman classes are chosen from a motley collection of constituencies . . . and a bare majority of entering students can honestly be called scholars" (New York Times).
  2. Having many colors; variegated; parti-colored: a motley tunic.

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