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.

s.

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 )  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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