afforce

transitive verb af·force \a-ˈfȯrs, ə-\

Definition of afforce

-ed/-ing/-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of afforce

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


First Known Use: 1783


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