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Meaning of COERCION

Pronunciation:  kow'urshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  using force to cause something; "though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game"; "they didn`t have to use coercion"
  2. [n]  the act of compelling by force of authority

COERCION is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: compulsion
 See Also: causation, causing, constructive eviction, enforcement, eviction, terrorism



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Co*er"cion\, n. [L. coercio, fr. coercere. See
1. The act or process of coercing.

2. (Law) The application to another of either physical or
   moral force. When the force is physical, and cannot be
   resisted, then the act produced by it is a nullity, so far
   as concerns the party coerced. When the force is moral,
   then the act, though voidable, is imputable to the party
   doing it, unless he be so paralyzed by terror as to act
   convulsively. At the same time coercion is not negatived
   by the fact of submission under force. ``Coactus volui''
   (I consented under compulsion) is the condition of mind
   which, when there is volition forced by coercion, annuls
   the result of such coercion. --Wharton.

Computing Dictionary

implicit type conversion

Thesaurus Terms
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