Definition for DE-FORCE'MENT


  1. The holding of lands or tenements to which another person has a right; a general term including abatement, intrusion, disseisin, discontinuance, or any other species of wrong, by which he that hath a right to the freehold is kept out of possession. – Blackstone.
  2. In Scotland, a resisting of an officer in the execution of law.

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