what does 헌납당했고 mean? I came across this sentence in a novel.

here is the context:

우리는 흡혈의 자유와 반역의 재능을 헌납당했고 대신 생존의 굴욕만을 넘겨받았다.

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    have you checked a dictionary? We have a list of digital dictionaries for Korean here: korean.stackexchange.com/questions/1815/…
    – user17915
    Commented Apr 29, 2018 at 1:23
  • I did and I get what all the words mean but I still feel like I don't understand the sentence. what HK Lee wrote completely cleared it up.
    – gdgdgdgd
    Commented Apr 29, 2018 at 15:21

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헌납하다 = give money or valuable thing to someone (with no expectation about reward)

나는 전 재산을 국가에 헌납했다.

I dedicate my whole asset to my country.

당하다 = receive a bad thing

그의 거짓말에 또 당했다

I was fooled by his lie again.

헌납당하다=헌납을 당하다.

그는 전 재산을 국가에 헌납당했다.

Being the opposite to his will, his whole asset is dedicated to his country.

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