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Noun: coercion  kow'ur-zhun or kow'ur-shun
  1. The act of compelling by force of authority
  2. Using force to cause something to occur
    "they didn't have to use coercion";
    - compulsion

Derived forms: coercions

Type of: causation, enforcement

Encyclopedia: Coercion