Definition of Duresse
1. duress [n -S] - See also: duress
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Duresse
duresse (current term)
Literary usage of Duresse
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"duresse. Hardship, constraint, or imprisonment. A term of our old law French, ... Right feeble from the evill rate Of food, which in her duresse she had ..."
2. Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History: Comprising the History of England by Roger, Matthew Paris (1849)
"... could be recalled as of no effect, much more ought an oath, which he had made under duresse, being the king's liegeman, and without informing him, ..."
3. The Second Book of History: Including the Modern History of Europe, Africa by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1840)
"... of submission from William to the crown of England had been extorted from him by unprecedented writings and duresse." This transaction happened in 1189. ..."
4. The Publications of the Selden Society by Selden Society (1905)
"Vous assignez, a ceo qe vous dites, grant duresse si vostre bref fut ... n'est mye duresse ne5 qe il se abate. ..."