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DEFORCE Definition & Legal Meaning

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In English law. To withhold wrongfully; to withhold the possession of lands from one who is lawfully entitled to them. 3 Bl. Comm. 172; Phelps v. Baldwin, 17 Conn. 212.In Scotch law. To resist the execution of the law; to oppose by force a public officer in the execution of his duty. Bell.


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