Perforce Definition

pər-fôrs
adverb
By or through necessity; necessarily.
Webster's New World
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verb

(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

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