coercive

[ koh-ur-siv ]
/ koʊˈɜr sɪv /

adjective

serving or tending to coerce.

Origin of coercive

First recorded in 1590–1600; coerce + -ive
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Word Origin and History for coercive

coercive


adj.

c.1600, from coerce + -ive. Form coercitive (attested from 1630s) is more true to Latin.

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