transitive verb

: to strengthen (as a court or jury) by adding specially qualified members

Word History


Medieval Latin afforciare, from Old French aforcier to strengthen, increase, from a- (from Latin ad-) + forcier, forcer to force

First Known Use

1783, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of afforce was in 1783

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“Afforce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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