If a child is over bar mitzva and dependent on the parent, may the latter confiscate his child's possessions as a form of punishment or would this be considered damage/theft

I am not asking on property which belongs to the father but rather something that belongs solely to the son such as a gift given specifically to him.

  • If you ask hilchaty, of course. When a son, even adult is eating and sleeping at the father home there is a takanat chachomim. So maybe that a part of the son property is not really his property and may be confiscated
    – kouty
    Oct 5, 2016 at 21:27
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    See BM 12b, what is confiscation from an Halachic point of view.
    – kouty
    Oct 6, 2016 at 6:57


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