Definition of Deforce

1. v. t. To keep from the rightful owner; to withhold wrongfully the possession of, as of lands or a freehold.



Definition of Deforce

1. Verb. (legal transitive) To withhold land unlawfully from its true owner or from any other person who has a right to the possession of it, after one has lawfully entered and taken possession of it. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deforce

1. to withhold by force [v -FORCED, -FORCING, -FORCES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Deforce

defogger
defoggers
defogging
defogs
defoliant
defoliants
defoliate
defoliated
defoliates
defoliating
defoliation
defoliations
defoliator
defoliators
defolliculated
deforce (current term)
deforced
deforcement
deforcements
deforceor
deforceors
deforcer
deforcers
deforces
deforciant
deforciants
deforcing
deforest
deforestation
deforestations

Literary usage of Deforce

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"To write even the briefest song without a sibilant would be a tour deforce; to write a good one would no doubt be next to impossible. ..."

2. A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law: With Occasional Notes and by Nathan Dane (1824)
"... he merely states v^~w^ his own right and title, and alleges they deforce him, that is, exclude him !rom his land ; and he does not even bring into view ..."

3. The Ancient Capital of Scotland: The Story of Perth from the Invasion of by Samuel Cowan (1904)
"... Perth and Dundee — Magistrates of both summoned before the King — Dundee Magistrates personally deforce the Perth Sheriff-Officer—Masters of the ..."

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