- of necessity; necessarily; by force of circumstance: The story must perforce be true.
Origin of perforce
Examples from the Web for perforce
That hope also went, perforce, into the deeply compromised political system that Obama would lead.Progressive-palooza: On Obama, Occupy, and Moral Monday
July 5, 2014
There we were, and there perforce we must remain till we reached our destination.The Roof of France
Kirkwood acceded, perforce; and bided his time with what tolerance he could muster.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
When he plunged through the doorway, Charlie perforce went right with him.Flamedown
Horace Brown Fyfe
But his vanity and weakness of character had perforce to triumph!A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
It is part of my punishment, and you, perforce, must bear witness.Wanderer of Infinity
- by necessity; unavoidably
Word Origin and History for perforce
early 14c., par force, from Old French par force (12c.), literally "by force" (see force). With Latin per substituted 17c. for French cognate par.