afforce


afforce
\\aˈfō(ə)rs, əˈ-\ transitive verb (-ed/-ing/-s)
Etymology: Medieval Latin afforciare, from Old French aforcier to strengthen, increase, from a- (from Latin ad-) + forcier, forcer to force — more at force
: to strengthen (as a court or jury) by adding specially qualified members

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Afforce — Af*force , v. t. [OF. afforcier, LL. affortiare; ad + fortiare, fr. L. fortis strong.] To re[ e]nforce; to strengthen. Hallam. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • afforce — verb To reinforce (a team etc.) with extra people …   Wiktionary

  • afforce — v. reinforce, support, strengthen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • afforce — af·force …   English syllables

  • afforce — /afors/ To add to; to increase; to strengthen; to add force to …   Black's law dictionary

  • afforce — /afors/ To add to; to increase; to strengthen; to add force to …   Black's law dictionary

  • afforce — To add force; to add to; to increase …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • afforce the assize — /afors Siy asayz/ In old English practice, a method of securing a verdict, where the jury disagreed, either by confining them without meat and drink, or, more anciently, by adding other jurors to the panel, to a limited extent, until twelve could …   Black's law dictionary

  • afforce the assize — /afors Siy asayz/ In old English practice, a method of securing a verdict, where the jury disagreed, either by confining them without meat and drink, or, more anciently, by adding other jurors to the panel, to a limited extent, until twelve could …   Black's law dictionary

  • afforce the assize — To compel jurors to agree to a verdict by starving them, or by adding jurors until twelve agreed …   Ballentine's law dictionary