forcelet (c.1230)

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forcelet (c.1230)

[ FEW: *3,732b fortis; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  forcelet n.1; MED:  forcelet n.1; DMLBS: 976c forcelettum 1 ]
forcelette,  forcellette;  forcilet,  forcelt (l. forcel[e]t)  iii 234
pl. forcelés,  forcelesz,  forcelez,  forcilez,  forceleis  87  

Because of the similarity of 'c' and 't', there is inevitably some overlap with fortelet and forteresce.


1mil.archit.(small) fortress, fortified stronghold
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiiex )  Huge [...] Sa forcelette referma  3337
( c.1275 )  prient grace de murage aver [...] que il pussent la vile parcloere que il unt commencé turels et autres forcellettes  12
( 1321 )  quels chastels e forcilez ount enclos par feet e cungé de reys  484.27
( a.1399; MS: a.1399 )  et puis fesauntz captayns et conestables pur les chastelles et forcellettes governer et garder  43.12
( 1415 )  et deteignent les avers et chateux de lour ditz frank tenauntz et veisyns, en ascun chastel, forcelet, ou park, encountre la ley de la terre  iv 78
force#1  forcement#2  forteresce  fortelet  fortification 
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