- a small fort; an outwork.
- Archaic. a fortress.
Origin of fortalice
1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin fortalitia, fortalitium, derivative of Latin fortis strong. See fortress
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But the Baron at breakfast said never a word of the domestic economy of his fortalice.Doom Castle
At Trecastle there is an important mound, at one time crowned with a fortalice.The Motor Routes of England
There are no remains of the castle of Naast, said to have been a fortalice of Vikings.Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire
John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
And yet I cannot think that any Scottish or French rovers could land in such force as to beleaguer the fortalice.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Another shed was built just under the fortalice, on the lake side, for the safe housing of the live stock.The Norsemen in the West
- a small fort or outwork of a fortification
C15: from Medieval Latin fortalitia, from Latin fortis strong; see fortress
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