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perforce

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adverb per·force \pər-ˈfȯrs\

Simple Definition of perforce

  • —used to say that something is necessary or must be done

Full Definition of perforce

  1. 1 obsolete :  by physical coercion

  2. 2 :  by force of circumstances

Examples of perforce

  1. <we must, perforce, deal with this issue immediately, as procrastination is not an option>



Origin of perforce

Middle English par force, from Anglo-French, by force


First Known Use: 14th century


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