Definition of "duress"
  1. A situation where someone is forced or coerced into doing something against their will or best interests, which may lead to actions or agreements being deemed invalid by a court
How to use "duress" in a sentence
  1. Under duress, he signed the contract without fully understanding the terms.
  2. She confessed to the crime, but later claimed she was under duress.
  3. The suspected used the defense of duress, claiming he was forced to participate in the crime.

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