- Present participle of deforce.
Variant of deforce
transitive verbdeforced, deforcing
- to keep (property) from the rightful owner by force
- to keep (a person) from rightful possession by force
Origin of deforceMiddle English deforcen ; from Anglo-French deforcier ; from Old French de-, from + forcier, to force ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form fortiare ; from Late Latin forcia, fortia: see force