Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To add to; to increase; to strengthen; to add force to.
    —Afforce the assise. In old English practice. A method of securing a verdict, where the jury disagreed, by adding other jurors to the panel until twelve could be found who were unanimous in their opihion. Bract, fol. 185b, 292a; Fleta, lib. 4, c. 9, § 2; 2 Reeve, Hist. Eng. Law, 267.