deforce

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deforce (third-person singular simple present deforces, present participle deforcing, simple past and past participle deforced)

  1. (law, transitive) To withhold land unlawfully from its true owner or from any other person who has a right to the possession of it, after one has lawfully entered and taken possession of it.

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