verb (used with object), co·erced, co·erc·ing.
Origin of coerce
Examples from the Web for uncoerced
Contemporary Examples of uncoerced
We have the crime of the century, willing defendants, mountains of evidence, uncoerced confessions.Messy Legal Rules and Procedures Make Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Trial Doubtful
May 8, 2012
Historical Examples of uncoerced
He was very tall and very thin, energetic but not strong, very clever, but with less application than an uncoerced camel.Aladdin O'Brien
Word Origin for coerce
mid-15c., cohercen, from Middle French cohercer, from Latin coercere "to control, restrain, shut up together," from com- "together" (see co-) + arcere "to enclose, confine, contain, ward off," from PIE *ark- "to hold, contain, guard" (see arcane). Related: Coerced; coercing. No record of the word between late 15c. and mid-17c.; its reappearance 1650s is perhaps a back-formation from coercion.