forçat

noun
for·​çat | \ fȯrsȧ \
plural -s

Definition of forçat

: a convict in France condemned to imprisonment with hard labor or formerly to the galleys

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History and Etymology for forçat

French, from Italian forzato, from past participle of forzare to force, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin fortiare

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“Forçat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%C3%A7at. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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