procoercion

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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