deforciant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French deforciant, present participle of deforcier. See deforce.

Noun[edit]

deforciant (plural deforciants)

  1. (obsolete, UK, law) One who keeps out of possession the rightful owner of an estate.
  2. (obsolete, UK, law) One against whom a fictitious action of fine was brought[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1859, Alexander Mansfield, Law Dictionary

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