Deforce meaning

dē-fôrs'
To withhold (property, for example) from the rightful owner.
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To deprive (a rightful owner) of something, especially property.
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To keep (property) from the rightful owner by force.
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To keep (a person) from rightful possession by force.
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(law) To withhold land unlawfully from its true owner or from any other person who has a right to the possession of it, after one has lawfully entered and taken possession of it.
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Origin of deforce

Middle English deforcen from Anglo-Norman deforcer from Old French desforcier des- de- forcier to force (from Vulgar Latin fortiāre) (from Latin fortis strong bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots)