deforce

verb
de·​force | \(ˌ)dē-ˈfȯrs \

Definition of deforce 

transitive verb

1 : to keep (property, such as land) by force from the rightful owner

2 : to eject (a person) from possession by force

Other Words from deforce

deforcement \ -​ˈfȯr-​smənt \ noun

First Known Use of deforce

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for deforce

Middle English, from Anglo-French deforcer, from de- + forcer to force

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