Origin of perforceMiddle English par force from OFr: see per and force
Origin of perforceMiddle English par force from Old French par by ( from Latin per ; see per . ) force force ; see force .
- (archaic) By force.
(third-person singular simple present perforces, present participle perforcing, simple past and past participle perforced)
From Middle English par force, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French par force (“by force")