fortalice

noun
for·​ta·​lice | \ ˈfȯr-tə-ləs How to pronounce fortalice (audio) \

Definition of fortalice

1 archaic : fortress
2 archaic : a small fort

First Known Use of fortalice

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fortalice

Middle English, from Medieval Latin fortalitia — more at fortress

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“Fortalice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fortalice. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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