fortalice [fawr-tl-is] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a small fort; an outwork.
  2. Archaic. a fortress.

Origin of fortalice 1375–1425; late Middle English Medieval Latin fortalitia, fortalitium, derivative of Latin fortis strong. See fortress Examples from the Web for fortalice Historical Examples of fortalice

  • But the Baron at breakfast said never a word of the domestic economy of his fortalice.

    Doom Castle

    Neil Munro

  • At Trecastle there is an important mound, at one time crowned with a fortalice.

    The Motor Routes of England

    Gordon Home

  • There are no remains of the castle of Naast, said to have been a fortalice of Vikings.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire

    John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot

  • And yet I cannot think that any Scottish or French rovers could land in such force as to beleaguer the fortalice.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Another shed was built just under the fortalice, on the lake side, for the safe housing of the live stock.

    The Norsemen in the West

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • British Dictionary definitions for fortalice fortalice noun

    1. a small fort or outwork of a fortification

    Word Origin for fortalice C15: from Medieval Latin fortalitia, from Latin fortis strong; see fortress

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