The controversial and indirect act of surrendering rights, resources, and possesions(including children) to another person, group, or authority due to abuse, neglect, and overall stupidity on the part of the original owner(s). Necessitated by progress or changing local, national, and international advances in civilization and morals. Typically very beneficial in the long term to most of society.
Mark: Hey, why are you taking away my children!!!!
Officer: Your meth lab was endangering their lives.
Mark: I'm American, I have rights. This is fascism!
Officer: No, it's Property Forfeiture.
Mark: Can I keep my meth lab equipment?
Mark: This is communism!
Officer: Get in the car.