A fellow justice also accused McCaffery of attempting to coerce him into opposing Castille.
Others who have served time in Phonthong report that men try to coerce the female prisoners into having sex.
In other instances, CIA recruiters used thinly veiled threats to coerce their cooperation.
mid-15c., cohercen, from Middle French cohercer, from Latin coercere "to control, restrain, shut up together," from com- "together" (see co-) + arcere "to enclose, confine, contain, ward off," from PIE *ark- "to hold, contain, guard" (see arcane). Related: Coerced; coercing. No record of the word between late 15c. and mid-17c.; its reappearance 1650s is perhaps a back-formation from coercion.