• WordNet 3.6
    • n coercion 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"
    • n coercion the act of compelling by force of authority
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Coercion The act or process of coercing.
    • Coercion (Law) The application to another of either physical or moral force. When the force is physical, and cannot be resisted, then the act produced by it is a nullity, so far as concerns the party coerced. When the force is moral, then the act, though voidable, is imputable to the party doing it, unless he be so paralyzed by terror as to act convulsively. At the same time coercion is not negatived by the fact of submission under force. “Coactus volui” (I consented under compulsion) is the condition of mind which, when there is volition forced by coercion, annuls the result of such coercion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coercion Compulsion; forcible constraint; the act of controlling by force or arms.
    • n coercion Power of restraint or compulsion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Coercion restraint: government by force
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    “People are changed, not by coercion or intimidation, but by example.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “A person who is wise does nothing against their will, nothing with sighing or under coercion.”
  • Herbert Spencer
    “All socialism involves slavery. That which fundamentally distinguishes the slave is that he labours under coercion to satisfy anothers desires.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. coercio, fr. coercere,. See Coerce
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. coercēreco-, together, arcēre, to shut in.


In literature:

To the timid, they said there would be no coercion.
"Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61" by Abner Doubleday
As happened in 1794, the revival of coercion produced vehement protests.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
The man only is degraded who, voluntarily or by coercion, does wrong, or neglects to do right.
"The Right of American Slavery" by True Worthy Hoit
It is inevitable that the most private matters should be most under public coercion.
"Eugenics and Other Evils" by G. K. Chesterton
He had followed Philippina with a dejected, limp feeling of disgust, fear and coercion.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Municipal regulation was merely the cloak, beneath which France concealed her military coercion of states helpless against her policy.
"Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812" by Alfred Thayer Mahan
They were averse to coercion, as an evil in itself; but though they would have agreed with Mr.
"Studies in Literature and History" by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
But it was not in Crystal's nature to submit quietly to any unlawful coercion.
"The Bronze Eagle" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
Coercion Act in full force.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 147, August 12, 1914" by Various
God designs that every intelligent mind shall be governed, not by coercion, but by reason, and conscience, and truth.
"An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism" by Catharine E. Beecher
The papers are full of tales of coercion, of charges of bribery, of hints of pressure being brought to bear upon Chinese officials.
"Peking Dust" by Ellen N. La Motte
To invade one for coercion?
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
Not one word of coercion, not another word of persuasion, will I utter.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
It is only in rare instances that the average man will give the best there is in him under coercion or pressure of authority.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
But still Jefferson adhered to a policy of pacific coercion.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
That people have ever been unwilling to submit to coercion or restraints.
"Charles I" by Jacob Abbott
Instead of giving to Ireland a better administration, Parliament passed another coercion bill.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The citizen should go forth with no coercion, no persuasion, no suggestion, and vote his sentiments.
"The Brown Mouse" by Herbert Quick
Coercion I have suffered, have suffered violence.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
There was no power of coercion anywhere.
"James Madison" by Sydney Howard Gay

In poetry:

And nowhere, save through base perversion
Of the grand "wherefore" he was made,
Has dark presumption's foul coercion
E'er dared his freedom to invade.
"Admonition" by James Madison Bell
Be thou their king, to force them to obey,
And punish those, who hurt the Christian cause,
And to confirm them in the proper way,
By just coercion, and by wholesome laws.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
Who talks of coercion? who dares to deny
A resolute people the right to be free?
Let him blot out forever one star from the sky,
Or curb with his fetter the wave of the sea!
"Coercion: A Poem For Then And Now" by John Reuben Thompson
Who prates of coercion? Can love be restored
To bosoms where only resentment may dwell?
Can peace upon earth be proclaimed by the sword,
Or good-will among men be established by shell?
"Coercion: A Poem For Then And Now" by John Reuben Thompson

In news:

The Anatomy of Plea Coercion.
The Story of 'No': S&M Sex Clubs Sprout Up on Ivy Campuses, and Coercion Becomes an Issue.
Government by Coercion What Obamacare's individual mandate and Medicaid expansion have in common.
Loss, fear, coercion and self-interest drive North Korea's mass grief over Kim.
A Juneau man was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for coercion , a felony charge that had replaced two original counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.
The risks of mistake, coercion and abuse are too great to warrant legal immunity for doctors who help end lives.
There is a common thread running through President Obama's pro-choice agenda: the coercion of those who disagree with it.
Police arrested Mark Bonilla over the weekend charging him with official misconduct and attempted coercion charges.
2 Accuse Unification Church of 'Coercion'.
Policy in the Wake of 9/11: Interrogation, Torture and Coercion.
Murali Krishna Aalabasavaraja Reddy, 29, faces federal charges of coercion and enticement of a minor.
To be appropriate, interrogations must avoid the use of coercion--that is, threatening or causing harm through physical injury or mental suffering.
A Natural History of Rape Biological Bases of Sexual Coercion By RANDY THORNHILL and CRAIG T PALMER The MIT Press.
Warren Jeffs' Conviction Exposes the Coercion of Polygamy .
SEXUAL COERCION IN PRIMATES AND HUMANS: An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression Against Females.

In science:

The grammar for coercions γ and patterns p and the rules for the type-well-formedness judgment (cid:96)TY and coercion-well-formedness judgment (cid:96)CO are identical to those of System FC and are not shown; they may be found in [SCJD07, post-publication Appendix C].
Multi-Level Languages are Generalized Arrows
Via freedom to coercion: the emergence of costly punishment.
Strategy abundance in evolutionary many-player games with multiple strategies
Equirecursive types consider a recursive type to be equal to its unrolling and have no explicit term-level coercions to change a term’s type from the former to the latter or vice versa.
Subtyping for F-Bounded Quantifiers and Equirecursive Types (Extended Version)
This equality makes deciding type equality and subtyping more difficult than the other approach—isorecursive types , in which the types are not equal, but isomorphic, witnessed by explicit term-level coercions.
Subtyping for F-Bounded Quantifiers and Equirecursive Types (Extended Version)
The proof net coerp,q of Figure 52 is the bint version of int coercion of [Gir98].
P-time Completeness of Light Linear Logic and its Nondeterministic Extension
Via freedom to coercion: the emergence of costly punishment.
Stochastic evolutionary game dynamics
Note that the coercion of the coefficients is performed not by the polynomial itself, but by a factory.
Symbolic Script Programming for Java
Apart from the properties of these coercion functions, the proof of (ii) mainly consists in rather technical arguments about regular and guarded string languages concatenation.
Kleene Algebra with Tests and Coq Tools for While Programs
Partee, B. (2007), Compositionality and Coercion in Semantics – the Dynamics of Adjective Meanings, In G.
An OLAC Extension for Dravidian Languages