Origin of Foreclose
From Middle English foreclosen, forclosen, from Old French forclos, past participle of forclore (“to exclude”), from for + clore (“to shut”). Some senses originated from or were influenced by Middle English forclusen (“to close up”), from Old English forclȳsan (“to close up”), equivalent to for- + close.
Middle English forclosen to exclude from an inheritance from Old French forclos shut out past participle of forclore to exclude fors- outside (from Latin forīs dhwer- in Indo-European roots) clore to close (from Latin claudere)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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