com·pul·sion /kəm-'pəl-shən/ n1: an act of compelling (as by threat or intimidation); specif: coerciona payment exacted by lawless compulsion — E. A. Farnsworth and W. F. Young2: the state of being compelled; specif: duress◇ Compulsion can make a contract voidable or be a ground for damages or restitution. Compulsion may also be a defense to a criminal act.
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
application of force, constraint, constraint to obedience, constriction, demand, dictation, domination, duress, duty, employment of force, enforcement, force, forcible inducement, forcible urging, forcing, high pressure methods, imposition, impressment, limitation, necessitas, necessity, objective necessity, obligation, oppression, physical force, pressure, requirement, restraint, restriction, spur of necessity, stress, subjection to force, urgency, urging by force, urging by moral constraint, urging by physical constraint, vis
associated concepts: compulsion of law, compulsory act, compulsory contributions, compulsory demand, compulsory liquidation, compulsory nonsuit, compulsory payment, compulsory process, compulsory sale
ardor, besetting idea, craze, drive, earnestness, enchantment, engrossment, enthusiasm, fanaticism, fancy, fascination, fervency, fetish, fixation, fixed conviction, fixed idea, infatuation, mtentness, irresistible impulse, mania, need, one-track mind, possession, predilection, preoccupation, prepossession, quirk, zeal
coercion, constraint (restriction), deterrence, dipsomania, duress, enforcement, extortion, force (compulsion), main force, motive, need (requirement), obligation (duty), obsession, oppression, pressure, requirement, responsibility (accountability), servitude, stress (strain)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.Force or duress; forcing someone to do something.v.compel
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.