Origin of coercion
Examples from the Web for coercion
Many out athletes found their voices silenced by coercion contracts many of their home countries gave them.‘To Russia With Love’: Can Johnny Weir Save Russia’s Gays?|Kevin Fallon|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We are watching an invasion using subversion, coercion, and somewhat limited military action.
Where popular fervor ends, force begins and President Maduro has relied consistently on coercion.Venezuela’s Agony: Weak President, Strong Generals, Riots and Cocaine|Marcel Ventura|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These sexual relationships are consensual—and rarely deemed “rape”—but the large age differential is a type of coercion.
There is no coercion or identification of the town, city, or state with a particular god, or indeed with any god.Supreme Court Prayer Decision in Greece v. Galloway Should Be Easy|Eric Segall|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One of the objects of this rigid duresse, was the coercion of the garrison.The Lily and the Totem|William Gilmore Simms
They were under the coercion of public opinion, but were dragged instead of driven by it.Brave Men and Women|O.E. Fuller
Thenceforth that measure could be carried through the Irish Parliament only by coercion or bribery.William Pitt and the Great War|John Holland Rose
Agitation produced coercion, and coercion produced fresh agitation.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Our princes were about to have at their command means of coercion such as no Plantagenet or Tudor had ever possessed.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
British Dictionary definitions for coercion
Word Origin and History for coercion
early 15c., from Old French cohercion (Modern French coercion), from Medieval Latin coercionem, from Latin coerctionem, earlier coercitionem, noun of action from past participle stem of coercere (see coerce).