Definition of 'coercive'
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But the personality formed in an environment of coercive control is not well adapted to adult life. Trauma and Recovery (1992)But coercive control now gives those wishing to escape a valuable new legal tool. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most service staffs in business have coercive monopoly power too. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)For this reason coercive power is a very useful and important tool. Positive Parent Power (1991)In fairness, most western environmental organisations no longer urge coercive population control. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Government debt can always be repaid, because only governments have the coercive power of taxation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At present, the coercive power of economic globalization is unmatched by the moral power of political globalization. THE AGE OF CONSENT (2003)It is a key contributor to civil society, which is what holds us together without the coercive power of law. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Your coercive power isn't working - and the first thing to think about is why. Positive Parent Power (1991)He was jailed for 12 months at the city's crown court after admitting controlling and coercive behaviour. The Sun (2016)And in December, coercive or controlling abuse became a crime punishable by up to five years in prison. The Sun (2016)
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British English: coercive ADJECTIVE
Coercive measures are intended to force people to do something that they do not want to do.
...increasingly coercive measures on the part of the state.
Definition of coercive from the Collins English Dictionary
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