Definition of "coercion"
  1. The act of using explicit or indirect threats, including threats of violence, retaliation, or other frightening behaviors, to instill immediate fear in a person and force them to behave contrary to their wishes
How to use "coercion" in a sentence
  1. The boss used coercion to get his employees to work over the weekend.
  2. Several lawmakers believe that the new proposal has elements of coercion, as it indirectly forces residents to relocate.
  3. The defendant's attorney argued that his client's confession was a result of coercion by the police.

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