fortalice [fawr-tl-is] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a small fort; an outwork.
- Archaic. a fortress.
Origin of fortalice 1375–1425; late Middle English Medieval Latin fortalitia, fortalitium, derivative of Latin fortis strong. SeeExamples 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.
At Trecastle there is an important mound, at one time crowned with a fortalice.
There are no remains of the castle of Naast, said to have been a fortalice of Vikings.
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.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Another shed was built just under the fortalice, on the lake side, for the safe housing of the live stock.
British Dictionary definitions for fortalice fortalice noun
- a small fort or outwork of a fortification
Word Origin for fortalice C15: from Medieval Latin fortalitia, from Latin fortis strong; see fortress