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deforce

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verb de·force \(ˌ)dē-ˈfȯrs\

Definition of deforce

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to keep (as lands) by force from the rightful owner

  3. 2 :  to eject (a person) from possession by force

deforcement play \-ˈfȯr-smənt\ noun


Origin of deforce

Middle English, from Anglo-French deforcer, from de- + forcer to force


First Known Use: 15th century


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