Forfend meaning

fôr-fĕnd
To keep or ward off; avert.
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(archaic) To forbid.
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To forbid.
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To ward off; prevent.
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(dated) To prohibit; to forbid; to avert.
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Origin of forfend

  • Middle English forfenden for- for- fenden to ward off fend

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English forfenden (“to ward off, protect, prohibit”). More at for- +‎ fend.

    From Wiktionary