Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
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.
Webster 1828 Edition
deforce (third-person singular simple present deforces, present participle deforcing, simple past and past participle deforced)
- (law, transitive) To withhold land unlawfully from its true owner or from any other person who has a right to the possession of it, after one has lawfully entered and taken possession of it.