Deforciant meaning

dēfôr′shənt
A person who deforces another or another's property.
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(obsolete, UK, law) One who keeps out of possession the rightful owner of an estate.
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(obsolete, UK, law) One against whom a fictitious action of fine was brought.

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Origin of deforciant

Old French deforciant, present participle of deforcier. See deforce.