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coercion


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coercion  \Co*er"cion\,  n.  [L.  coercio,  fr  coercere  See 
  {Coerce}.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  coercing. 
 
  2.  (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.  --Wharton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coercion 
  n  1:  the  act  of  compelling  by  force  of  authority 
  2:  using  force  to  cause  something:  "though  pressed  into  rugby 
  under  compulsion  I  began  to  enjoy  the  game";  "they  didn`t 
  have  to  use  coercion"  [syn:  {compulsion}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  coercion 
 
  {implicit  type  conversion} 
 
 




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