Deforcing
Deforce De*force", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deforced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deforcing}.] [OF. deforcier; de- or des- (L. de or dis-) + forcier, F. forcer. See {Force}, v.] (Law) (a) To keep from the rightful owner; to withhold wrongfully the possession of, as of lands or a freehold. (b) (Scots Law) To resist the execution of the law; to oppose by force, as an officer in the execution of his duty. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

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  • deforcing — v. unlawfully withhold property from its owner; forcefully eject or evict …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Deforce — De*force , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deforced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deforcing}.] [OF. deforcier; de or des (L. de or dis ) + forcier, F. forcer. See {Force}, v.] (Law) (a) To keep from the rightful owner; to withhold wrongfully the possession of, as of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deforced — Deforce De*force , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deforced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deforcing}.] [OF. deforcier; de or des (L. de or dis ) + forcier, F. forcer. See {Force}, v.] (Law) (a) To keep from the rightful owner; to withhold wrongfully the possession of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deforce — deforcement, n. deforcer, n. /di fawrs , fohrs /, v.t., deforced, deforcing. Law. 1. to withhold (property, esp. land) by force or violence, as from the rightful owner. 2. to eject or evict by force. [1250 1300; ME < AF deforcer, OF de(s)forcier …   Universalium

  • deforce — /dəˈfɔs/ (say duh faws) verb (t) (deforced, deforcing) Law to withhold (property, especially land) by force or violence, as from the rightful owner. {Anglo French deforcer, from de de + forcer force (verb) –deforcement, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • deforce — [dē fôrs′] vt. deforced, deforcing [ME deforcen < Anglo Fr deforcier < OFr de , from + forcier, to force < VL * fortiare < LL forcia, fortia: see FORCE] Law 1. to keep (property) from the rightful owner by force 2. to keep (a person)… …   English World dictionary

  • de|force|ment — «dih FRS muhnt, FOHRS », noun. Law. the act or process of deforcing or state of being deforced …   Useful english dictionary

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