Deforce

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Deforce (Law) To keep from the rightful owner; to withhold wrongfully the possession of, as of lands or a freehold.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • deforce In law:
    • deforce To withhold from or keep out of lawful possession, as of an estate.
    • deforce In Scots law, to resist (an officer of the law in the execution of his official duty).
    • n deforce Deforcement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Deforce de-fōrs′ (law) to keep out of possession by force:
    • v.t Deforce de-fōrs′ (Scots law) to resist an officer of the law in the execution of his duty
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. deforcier,; de-, or des-,L. de, or dis-,) + forcier, F. forcer,. See Force (v.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. de = L. dis, and force.

Usage

In literature:

Christopherum Flecknoe et Thomam Thompson deforc.
"Shakespeare's Family" by Mrs. C. C. Stopes
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In news:

" Deforce " Film Opens at Charles H Wright Museum.
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