coercion

[koh-ur-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of coercing; use of force or intimidation to obtain compliance.
2.
force or the power to use force in gaining compliance, as by a government or police force.

Origin:
1515–25; < Medieval Latin coerciōn- (stem of coerciō), Latin coerctiōn-, syncopated variant of coercitiōn-, equivalent to coercit(us) (past participle of coercēre to coerce) + -iōn- -ion; replacing late Middle English cohercion < Middle French < Latin as above

coercionary, adjective
coercionist, noun
noncoercion, noun
procoercion, adjective
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coercion (kəʊˈɜːʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or power of coercing
2.  government by force
 
co'ercionist
 
n
 
coercive
 
adj
 
co'ercively
 
adv
 
co'erciveness
 
n

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coercion
from O.Fr. cohercion (Mod.Fr. coercion), from M.L. coercionem, from L. coerctionem, earlier coercitionem, from pp. stem of coercere (see coerce).
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coercion definition


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Example sentences
Some people say free will is being able to choose without external pressure or
  coercion.
Orangutan mating is often lengthy and can include elements of both coercion and
  cooperation, the researchers noted.
In a final act of devotion, or coercion, six people were poisoned and buried
  along with wine and food to take into the afterlife.
Coercion doesn't always come in the form of domineering parents.
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