[ koh-ur-shuh n ]
/ koʊˈɜr ʃən /
the act of coercing; use of force or intimidation to obtain compliance.
force or the power to use force in gaining compliance, as by a government or police force.
Words nearby coercion
Origin of coercion
OTHER WORDS FROM coercionco·er·cion·ar·y, adjectiveco·er·cion·ist, nounnon·co·er·cion, nounpro·co·er·cion, adjective
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Examples from the Web for non-coercion
The non-coercion doctrine had been adopted as early as November 20, in the Attorney-General's opinion of that date.Abraham Lincoln, A History, Volume 2|John George Nicolay and John Hay
Non-coercion would avert civil war, and compromise crush out both abolitionism and secession.
British Dictionary definitions for non-coercion
/ (kəʊˈɜːʃən) /
the act or power of coercing
government by force
Derived forms of coercioncoercionist, nouncoercive (kəʊˈɜːsɪv), adjectivecoercively, adverbcoerciveness, noun
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