Definition of fortalice in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːtəlɪs/


A small fort, fortified house, or outwork of fortification.
Example sentences
  • Nearby, the magnificent Castel Prèsule, one of the region's best preserved fortalices, is worth a trip.
  • Niddrie House, a mile north of Edmonstone House, is partly an ancient baronial fortalice and partly a handsome modern mansion.
  • At this point the village is referred to as ‘Esshete’ and the Castle of Esshete is mentioned in the list of fortalices in 1415 belonging to Sir John Heron, a knight.


Late Middle English: from medieval Latin fortalitia, -itium, from Latin fortis 'strong'.

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