com·pul·sion /kəm-'pəl-shən/ n
1: an act of compelling (as by threat or intimidation); specif: coercion
a payment exacted by lawless compulsion — E. A. Farnsworth and W. F. Young
2: 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. . 1996.

I (coercion) noun 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 II (obsession) noun 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 III index 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. . 2006

Force or duress; forcing someone to do something.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


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