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perforce (adv.)

"by physical force or violence, forcibly," c. 1300, par force, from Old French phrase par force (12c.), literally "by force" (see force). With Latin per substituted 17c. in place of its French offspring par.

updated on March 30, 2020

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Definitions of perforce from WordNet

perforce (adv.)
by necessity; by force of circumstance;
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