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perforce

[per-fawrs, -fohrs] /pərˈfɔrs, -ˈfoʊrs/
adverb
1.
of necessity; necessarily; by force of circumstance:
The story must perforce be true.
Origin of perforce
1300-1350
1300-50; per + force; replacing Middle English par force < Middle French
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perforce

/pəˈfɔːs/
adverb
1.
by necessity; unavoidably
Word Origin
C14: from Old French par force; see per, force1
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Word Origin and History for perforce
adv.

early 14c., par force, from Old French par force (12c.), literally "by force" (see force). With Latin per substituted 17c. for French cognate par.

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