- to withhold (property, especially land) by force or violence, as from the rightful owner.
- to eject or evict by force.
Origin of deforce
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- to withhold (property, esp land) wrongfully or by force from the rightful owner
- to eject or keep forcibly from possession of property
Word Origin for deforce
C13: from Anglo-French, from deforcer
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