tr.v. de·forced, de·forc·ing, de·forc·es
1. To withhold (property, for example) from the rightful owner.
2. To deprive (a rightful owner) of something, especially property.
[Middle English deforcen, from Anglo-Norman deforcer, from Old French desforcier : des-, de- + forcier, to force (from Vulgar Latin *fortiāre, from Latin fortis, strong; see bhergh-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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