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Definition of "forcible" []

  • Effected against resistance through the use of force: The police used forcible restraint in order to subdue the assailant. (adjective)
  • Characterized by force; powerful. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "forcible" in a sentence
  • "While recognizing that the complainant said “no” throughout the incident, the court stated that the legislature intended the term forcible compulsion to mean “something more than a lack of consent.”"
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