per force

perforce

[per-fawrs, -fohrs]
adverb
of necessity; necessarily; by force of circumstance: The story must perforce be true.

Origin:
1300–50; per + force; replacing Middle English par force < Middle French

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perforce (pəˈfɔːs)
 
adv
by necessity; unavoidably
 
[C14: from Old French par force; see per, force1]

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perforce
early 14c., par force, from O.Fr. par force (12c.), lit. "by force" (see force). With L. per substituted 17c. for Fr. cognate par.
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