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Definition of "deforcement" []

  • A keeping out by force or wrong; a wrongful withholding, as of lands or tenements, to which another has a right. (noun)
  • Resistance to an officer in the execution of law. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "deforcement" in a sentence
  • "When the day of execution came, the rumour of a deforcement at the gallows prevailed strongly; and the"
  • "Honest Hector, better accustomed to the artillery of the field than to that of the law, saw this mystical ceremony with great indifference; and with like unconcern beheld the messenger sit down to write out an execution of deforcement."
  • "He then spoke to the messenger, who, upon his arrival, had laid aside all thoughts of making a good by-job out of the deforcement, and accepted Mr. Oldbuck's assurances that the horse and taxed-cart should be safely returned in the course of two or three hours."