Deforciant

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Deforciant (Eng. Law) One who keeps out of possession the rightful owner of an estate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n deforciant In law: One who keeps out of possession the rightful owner of an estate.
    • n deforciant A person against whom a fictitious action was brought in fine and recovery: abolished by 3 and 4 Wm. IV., c. 74.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Deforciant one who deforces
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. deforciant, p. pr. of deforcier,. See Deforce
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. de = L. dis, and force.