Definition of deforce in English:
verb[with object] Law
1Withhold (land or other property) wrongfully or forcibly from the rightful owner.
- W. Gau states that he bought a vineyard from his kinsman, P. Gau, but that Ayquem de Bourc took it into the King's hand, claiming that it had been deforced from him.
- Archibald Cook, James Nichol, and John Murphy were indicted for the crimes of assaulting and deforcing certain of the Ayr Customhouse Officers.
- For the purposes of this Act, the documents which were unlawfully deforced and stored shall not be treated as sources of information, with the exception of documents stored at state institutions despite the administrative orders to have these documents destroyed, and the documents delivered by natural or juristic persons.
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French deforcer, from de- (expressing removal) + forcer 'to force'.
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