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Perforce definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PERFORCE, adv. [per and force.] By force or violence.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adv
1: by necessity; by force of circumstance

Merriam Webster's

adverb Etymology: Middle English par force, from Anglo-French, by force Date: 14th century 1. obsolete by physical coercion 2. by force of circumstances

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adv. archaic unavoidably; necessarily. Etymology: ME f. OF par force by FORCE(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Perforce Per*force", adv. [F. par (L. per) + force.] By force; of necessary; at any rate. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Perforce Per*force", v. t. To force; to compel. [Obs.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Perforce is used to indicate that something happens or is the case because it cannot be prevented or avoided. (OLD-FASHIONED) The war in 1939 perforce ushered in an era of more grime and drabness. ADV: ADV with cl, ADV with v

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

ad. By force, by violence, violently, of necessity, absolutely, by compulsion, forcibly.




 


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