Simple Definition of perforce
—used to say that something is necessary or must be done
Full Definition of perforce
1 obsolete : by physical coercion
2 : by force of circumstances
Examples of perforce
<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
Rhymes with perforce
clotheshorse, concourse, crash course, dark horse, dawn horse, dead horse, deforce, discourse, divorce, dray horse, endorse, enforce, extrorse, golf course, gut course, high horse, introrse, iron horse, midcourse, of course, Old Norse, one-horse, packhorse, post-horse, racecourse, racehorse, recourse, redhorse, remorse, resource, retrorse, sawhorse, sea horse, stringcourse, trial horse, unhorse, warhorse, wheelhorse, Whitehorse, workhorse
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