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.
To resist the execution of the law; to oppose by force, as an officer in the execution of his duty.
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