Definition of 'coercion'
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She has pleaded not guilty and lodged a defence of marital coercion. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She denies the charge and has lodged a defence of marital coercion. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Her defence was the very unusual one of marital coercion. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We will raise the standard of freedom from all religious coercion and intimidation of any kind. Christianity Today (2000)Physical coercion is a power of diminishing returns. Positive Parent Power (1991)You will not need to use coercion. Positive Parent Power (1991)An arranged marriage becomes a forced marriage when parents use coercion to obtain the acquiescence of their daughters. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It informs the driver that he has been saved from the agents of government coercion commonly known as parking attendants. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She intends to claim marital coercion. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She pleaded not guilty, claiming marital coercion. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Economic domination may be preferable to naked force or bureaucratic coercion, but it is domination just the same. Politics, Planning and the State (1990)It would also strengthen the powers of police to protect women from coercion and intimidation and underline that of courts to set aside discriminatory rulings. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is why the church's sporadic record of compelling obedience to its teachings through violence and coercion is a cause for humility and shame. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'coercion'
British English: coercion NOUN
Coercion is the act or process of persuading someone forcefully to do something that they do not want to do.
It was vital that the elections should be free of coercion or intimidation.
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