transitive verb \(ˌ)dē-ˈfrs\

Definition of DEFORCE

:  to keep (as lands) by force from the rightful owner
:  to eject (a person) from possession by force
de·force·ment \-ˈfr-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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