deforciant

noun
de·​for·​ciant | \ dēˈfōrshənt, -fȯr- \
plural -s

Definition of deforciant

English law
: one who deforces the rightful owner of an estate

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History and Etymology for deforciant

Anglo-French, from present participle of deforcer

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“Deforciant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deforciant. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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