Deforciant
Deforciant De*for"ciant, n. [OF. deforciant, p. pr. of deforcier. See {Deforce}.] (Eng. Law) (a) One who keeps out of possession the rightful owner of an estate. (b) One against whom a fictitious action of fine was brought. [Obs.] --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • deforciant — [dēfôr′shənt] n. [ME deforciaunt] Law a person who deforces another or another s property …   English World dictionary

  • deforciant — In levying a fine of lands, the person against whom the fictitious action is brought upon a supposed breach of covenant, is called the deforciant. See 3 Bl Comm 174. See also 2 Bl Comm 350 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • deforciant — /di fawr sheuhnt, fohr /, n. Law. a person who deforces the rightful owner. [1250 1300; ME deforciaunt < AF, prp. of deforcer. See DEFORCE, ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • deforciant — n. deforceor, person who unjustly deforces property from the rightful owner; person against whom a false action of fine was filed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deforciant — de·for·ciant …   English syllables

  • deforciant — /dəˈfɔʃənt/ (say duh fawshuhnt) noun Law someone who deforces …   Australian English dictionary

  • deforciant — /diyforshant/ One who wrongfully keeps the owner of lands and tenements out of the possession of them. 2 Bl.Comm. 350 …   Black's law dictionary

  • deforciant — /diyforshant/ One who wrongfully keeps the owner of lands and tenements out of the possession of them. 2 Bl.Comm. 350 …   Black's law dictionary

  • deforciant — dēˈfōrshənt, fȯr noun ( s) Etymology: Anglo French, from present participle of deforcer English law : one who deforces the rightful owner of an estate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Deforceor — De*force or, n. Same as {Deforciant}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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