forçat

noun

for·​çat
fȯrsȧ
plural -s
: a convict in France condemned to imprisonment with hard labor or formerly to the galleys

Word History

Etymology

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 13 Jul. 2024.

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