Definition of Forcible

1. Adjective. Impelled by physical force especially against resistance. "Strong-arm tactics"

Exact synonyms: Physical, Strong-arm
Similar to: Forceful
Derivative terms: Force



Definition of Forcible

1. a. Possessing force; characterized by force, efficiency, or energy; powerful; efficacious; impressive; influential.

Definition of Forcible

1. Adjective. Able to be forced. ¹

2. Adjective. Having force. ¹

3. Adjective. Having been done by force. ''Oxford American Dictionaries'' (MacBook widget) ¹

4. Adjective. Having a powerful effect; telling ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forcible

1. effected by force [adj] : FORCIBLY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forcible

forceps
forceps anterior
forceps delivery
forceps major
forceps minor
forceps posterior
forcepses
forcepslike
forcer
forcers
forces
forces of nature
forces out
forcest
forceth
forcible (current term)
forcible-feeble
forcibleness
forciblenesses
forcibly
forcing
forcing house
forcing houses
forcing out
forcingly
forcings
forcipal
forcipate
forcipation
forcipes

Literary usage of Forcible

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"On the trial of any proceeding for any forcible entry or forcible detainer, the plaintiff shall only be required to show, in addition to a forcible entry ..."

2. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"forcible entry is where a person violently enters upon real property ... forcible detainer is detention of the possession of the property by the same kind ..."

3. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"1 forcible ENTRY AND DETAINER 154. forcible entry is where a person violently enters ... forcible detainer is detention of the possession of the property by ..."

4. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"1n an action for forcible entry or detainer the justice is authorized by the statute ... forcible entry and detainer at common law was a criminal or quasi ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1903)
"Statement by Mr. Justice Brewer: This was an action of forcible entry and ... A justice of the peace has no jurisdiction in an action of forcible entry and ..."

6. A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown: Or, A System of the Principal Matters by William Hawkins, John Curwood (1824)
"6. setting forth an entry and forcible detainer, without shewing whether the entry were forcible or peaceable, is good; for there is no medium between a ..."

7. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1879)
"name which is in common use : in this case it is called forcible entry : forcible detainment, as applied also to immovables, but only to immovables, ..."

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