- a small fort
- a fortress
Origin of fortaliceMiddle English ; from Medieval Latin fortalitia ; from Classical Latin fortis, strong: see fort
A small defensive structure or position; a small fort.
Origin of fortaliceMiddle English, from Medieval Latin fortalitia; see fortress.
- (archaic) A small fortress.
- 1819: Tell them whatever thou hast a mind of the weakness of this fortalice, or aught else that can detain them before it for twenty-four hours. — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
From mediaeval Latin fortalitia, from fortis ‘strong’.