- To add force; to add to; to increase.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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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 — 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… … Useful english 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
aforce — Same as afforce … Ballentine's law dictionary
a- — 1. prefix not, without (amoral; agnostic; apetalous). Etymology: Gk a , or L f. Gk, or F f. L f. Gk 2. prefix implying motion onward or away, adding intensity to verbs of motion (arise; awake). Etymology: OE a , orig. ar 3. prefix to, at, or into … Useful english dictionary