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fortalice

[ fawr-tl-is ]
/ ˈfɔr tl ɪs /
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noun
a small fort; an outwork.
Archaic. a fortress.
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Origin of fortalice

1375–1425; late Middle English <Medieval Latin fortalitia, fortalitium, derivative of Latin fortis strong. See fortress
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fortalice
/ (ˈfɔːtəlɪs) /

noun
a small fort or outwork of a fortification

Word Origin for fortalice

C15: from Medieval Latin fortalitia, from Latin fortis strong; see fortress
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