Fortalice
Fortalice Fort"a*lice, n. [LL. fortalitia, or OF. fortelesce. See {Fortress}.] (Mil.) A small outwork of a fortification; a fortilage; -- called also {fortelace}. [1913 Webster]

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  • fortalice — fortalice, or fortelace /fortalas/ A fortress or place of strength, which anciently did not pass without a special grant …   Black's law dictionary

  • fortalice — fortalice, or fortelace /fortalas/ A fortress or place of strength, which anciently did not pass without a special grant …   Black's law dictionary

  • fortalice — [fôr′tə lis] n. [ME < ML fortalitia < L fortis, strong: see FORT1] Archaic 1. a small fort 2. a fortress …   English World dictionary

  • fortalice — noun /ˈfɔːtəlɪs/ A small fortress. , 1819: Tell them whatever thou hast a mind of the weakness of this fortalice, or aught else that can detain them before it for twenty four hours. Walter Scott, Ivanhoe …   Wiktionary

  • fortalice — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin fortalitia more at fortress Date: 15th century 1. archaic fortress 2. archaic a small fort …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fortalice — /fawr tl is/, n. 1. a small fort; an outwork. 2. Archaic. a fortress. [1375 1425; late ME < ML fortalitia, fortalitium, deriv. of L fortis strong. See FORTRESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • fortalice — for·ta·lice …   English syllables

  • fortalice — for•ta•lice [[t]ˈfɔr tl ɪs[/t]] n. 1) for a small fort 2) for archaic a fortress • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME < ML fortalitia, fortalitium, der. of L fortis strong …   From formal English to slang

  • fortalice — /ˈfɔtələs/ (say fawtuhluhs) noun a small fort; an outwork. {Middle English, from Medieval Latin fortalitia, fortalitium, from Latin fortis strong} …   Australian English dictionary

  • fortalice — ˈfȯ(r)d.ələ̇s noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin fortalitia more at fortress 1. archaic …   Useful english dictionary

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