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forfend

verb for·fend \fr-ˈfend\

Definition of FORFEND

transitive verb
1
a archaic :  forbid
b :  to ward off :  prevent

Examples of FORFEND

  1. <a place of refuge where the settlers could forfend themselves from attack>

First Known Use of FORFEND

14th century

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