Associations to the word «Coercion»


COERCION, noun. (not countable) Actual or threatened force for the purpose of compelling action by another person; the act of coercing.
COERCION, noun. (legal) (not countable) Use of physical or moral force to compel a person to do something, or to abstain from doing something, thereby depriving that person of the exercise of free will.
COERCION, noun. (countable) A specific instance of coercing.
COERCION, noun. (computing) (countable) Conversion of a value of one data type to a value of another data type.

Dictionary definition

COERCION, noun. The act of compelling by force of authority.
COERCION, noun. Using force to cause something to occur; "though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game"; "they didn't have to use coercion".

Wise words

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