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definition of the word coercion

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Coercion

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< Latin coercio (a restraining, coercing) < coercere, pp. coercitus (to restrain, coerce); see coerce.

Singular
coercion

Plural
coercions

coercion (plural coercions)

  1. (not countable) Actual or threatened force for the purpose of compelling action by another person; the act of coercing.
  2. (law, not countable) Use of physical or moral force to compel a person to do something, or to abstain from doing something, thereby depriving that person of the exercise of free will.
  3. (countable) A specific instance of coercing.
  4. (computing, countable) Conversion of a value of one data type to a value of another data type.


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