(covers information from several alternate timelines)
Confiscation was the act of legally seizing possession of an item from an individual or group who had obtained it illegally or no longer had any right to it.
When attempting to communicate with a large alien that had lifted him into the air at Rura Penthe in 2293, Kirk tried to explain that his universal translator had been confiscated. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)
While visiting Kivas Fajo in the USS Enterprise-D brig in 2366, Data expressed doubt about the collector's assertion that he could obtain the android again, reminding him that his collection had been confiscated. (TNG: "The Most Toys")