coercion


coercion
co·er·cion /kō-'ər-zhən, -shən/ n: the use of express or implied threats of violence or reprisal (as discharge from employment) or other intimidating behavior that puts a person in immediate fear of the consequences in order to compel that person to act against his or her will; also: the defense that one acted under coercion see also defense, duress compare undue influence

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

coercion
I noun blackmail, bondage, brute force, coercitio, command, compulsion, constraint, constraint by force, control, dictation, duress, exaction, exigency, extortion, force, forcing, illegal compulsion, impelling, inducement, insistence, intimidation, moral compulsion, necessity, negative compulsion, oppression, oppressive exaction, pressure, prevailing, prohibition, repression, restraint, strong arm tactics, threat, undue influence, unlawful compulsion associated concepts: coercive conduct, duress, extortion, coercion of employees foreign phrases:
- Extortio est crimen quando quis colore, officii extorquet quod non est debitum, vel supra debitum, vel ante tempus quod est debitum. — Extortion is a crime when, by color of office, any person extorts that which is not due, or more than is due, or before the time when it is due
- Nihil consensui tarn contrarium est quam vis atque metus. — Nothing is so opposed to consent as force and fear
- Vis legibus est inimica. — Force is inimical to the laws
II index constraint (restriction), duress, extortion, force (compulsion), oppression, pressure, stress (strain)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


coercion
n.
1 Constrain or restrain by physical force or the threat of such force.
2 The improper use of economic power to alter, shape, or otherwise control the actions of another.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


coercion
The intimidation of a victim to compel the individual to do some act against his or her will by the use of psychological pressure, physical force, or threats. The crime of intentionally and unlawfully restraining another's freedom by threatening to commit a crime, accusing the victim of a crime, disclosing any secret that would seriously impair the victim's reputation in the community, or by performing or refusing to perform an official action lawfully requested by the victim, or by causing an official to do so.
A defense asserted in a criminal prosecution that a person who committed a crime did not do so of his or her own free will, but only because the individual was compelled by another through the use of physical force or threat of immediate serious bodily injury or death.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


coercion
The intimidation of a victim to compel the individual to do some act against his or her will by the use of psychological pressure, physical force, or threats. The crime of intentionally and unlawfully restraining another's freedom by threatening to commit a crime, accusing the victim of a crime, disclosing any secret that would seriously impair the victim's reputation in the community, or by performing or refusing to perform an official action lawfully requested by the victim, or by causing an official to do so.
 
A defense asserted in a criminal prosecution that a person who committed a crime did not do so of his or her own free will, but only because the individual was compelled by another through the use of physical force or threat of immediate serious bodily injury or death.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Coercion — Co*er cion, n. [L. coercio, fr. coercere. See {Coerce}.] 1. The act or process of coercing. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The application to another of either physical or moral force. When the force is physical, and cannot be resisted, then the act… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coercion — from O.Fr. cohercion (Mod.Fr. coercion), from M.L. coercionem, from L. coerctionem, earlier coercitionem, noun of action from pp. stem of coercere (see COERCE (Cf. coerce)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • coerción — (Del lat. coercĭo, ōnis). 1. f. Presión ejercida sobre alguien para forzar su voluntad o su conducta. Sobran amenazas y coerciones. 2. Represión, inhibición, restricción. La libertad no es solo ausencia de coerción …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • coercion — compulsion, *force, violence, duress, constraint, restraint Analogous words: *power, might, puissance, strength: intimidation, bulldozing, bullying, browbeating (see corresponding verbs at INTIMIDATE): threatening or threat, menacing or menace… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • coercion — [n] compulsion, pressure browbeating, bullying, constraint, duress, force, intimidation, menace, menacing, persuasion, restraint, strong arm tactic*, threat, threatening, violence; concepts 14,68 …   New thesaurus

  • coercion — [kō ʉr′shən, kō ʉr′zhən] n. [L coercio] 1. the act or power of coercing 2. government by force …   English World dictionary

  • Coercion — For other uses, see Coercion (disambiguation). Coercion (pronounced /koʊˈɜrʃən/) is the practice of forcing another party to behave in an involuntary manner (whether through action or inaction) by use of threats or intimidation or some other …   Wikipedia

  • Coerción — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar al autor …   Wikipedia Español

  • Coerción — (Del bajo lat. coercitio.) ► sustantivo femenino DERECHO Acción de coercer: ■ la entidad la sometió a coerción. * * * coerción (del lat. tardío «coerctĭo, ōnis») f. Acción de reprimir por la fuerza. * * * coerción. (Del lat. coercĭo, ōnis). f.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • coercion — n. under coercion (to do smt. under coercion) * * * [kəʊ ɜːʃ(ə)n] under coercion (to do smt. under coercion) …   Combinatory dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.