Perforce vs Excrement - What's the difference?

perforce | excrement |

As an adverb perforce

is (archaic) by force.

As a verb perforce

is (obsolete) to force; to compel.

As a noun excrement is

excrement (animal solid waste).




  • (archaic) By force.
  • * 1593 — , Act iii, scene 1 (First Folio)
  • If ?he denie, Lord Hastings goe with him,
    And from her iealous Armes pluck him perforce .
  • * 1610 , , act 5 scene 1
  • For you, most wicked sir, whom to call brother
    Would even infect my mouth, I do forgive
    Thy rankest fault; all of them; and require
    My dukedom of thee, which, perforce , I know
    Thou must restore.
  • Necessarily.
  • * 1813 — , Pride and Prejudice , ch. 17
  • Mr. Wickham's happiness and her own were perforce delayed a little longer, and Mr. Collins's proposal accepted with as good a grace as she could..
  • * , Episode 16
  • So, bevelling around by Mullett's and the Signal House which they shortly reached, they proceeded perforce in the direction of Amiens street railway terminus
  • * 2006 — Alejandro Portes, Rubén G. Rumbaut, Immigrant America: A Portrait , 3rd ed., page 239
  • Adult immigrants must perforce learn some English, and their children are likely to become English monolinguals.


  • (obsolete) To force; to compel.
  • excrement


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (archaic) Any waste matter excreted from the human or animal body, or discharged by bodily organs.
  • *, Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.97:
  • A French Gentleman was ever wont to blow his nose in his hand. He asked me on a time, what privilege this filthie excrement had, that wee should have a daintie linnen cloth or handkercher to receive the same.
  • Animal solid waste excreted from the bowels; feces.
  • Synonyms
    * See also

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Something which grows out of the body; hair, nails etc.
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