DEFORCIARE. To withhold lands or tenements from the right owner. This is a word of art which cannot be supplied by any other word. Co. Litt. 331 b; 3 Tho. Co. Litt. 3; Bract. lib. 4, 238; Fleta, lib. c.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.