Perforce meaning

pər-fôrs
By necessity; by force of circumstance.
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By or through necessity; necessarily.
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(archaic) By force.
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Necessarily.
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(obsolete) To force; to compel.
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Origin of perforce

  • Middle English par force from Old French par by (from Latin per per) force force force

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

  • From Middle English par force, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French par force (“by force")

    From Wiktionary