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forfend

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verb for·fend \fȯr-ˈfend\

Definition of forfend

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a archaic :  forbid b :  to ward off :  prevent

  3. 2 :  protect, preserve



Examples of forfend

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



14th Century

First Known Use of forfend

14th century


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