Definition of Coerce

1. Verb. To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :. "They coerce him to write the letter"; "He squeezed her for information"

Definition of Coerce

1. v. t. To restrain by force, especially by law or authority; to repress; to curb.

Definition of Coerce

1. Verb. To restrain by force, especially by law or authority; to repress; to curb. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to use force, threat, fraud, or intimidation in attempt to compel one to act against his will. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive computing) to force an attribute, normally of a data type, to take on the attribute of another data type. ¹

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Definition of Coerce

1. to compel by force or threat [v -ERCED, -ERCING, -ERCES]

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Literary usage of Coerce

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1894)
"panied by threats, violence, disorder, or attempts to coerce, are lawful. They may agree in a body that they will not work below certain rates, ..."

2. Virginia's Attitude Toward Slavery and Secession by Beverley Bland Munford (1909)
"XLII THE ATTEMPT TO coerce THE COTTON STATES IMPELS VIRGINIA'S SECESSION JAMES FORD RHODES in his history of the United States, referring to the eventful ..."

3. General Explanation of Tax Legislation Enacted in 1998: Report of the Joint edited by William Roth, Bill Archer (2000)
"Threat of audit prohibited to coerce tip reporting alternative commitment agreements (sec. 3414 of the Act) Present and Prior Law Restaurants may enter into ..."

4. The State in Its Relations with the Church by William Ewart Gladstone (1841)
"Fourthly, that the State should coerce for religion in respect of person and property, but not of life. This was the principle on which the Court of High ..."

5. Hansard's Parliamentary Debatesby Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard by Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard (1880)
"... reflects upon the said Member, is an attempt to coerce and intimidate him in the discharge of his duties, and a breach of the Privileges of this House. ..."

6. A Treatise on Extraordinary Relief in Equity and at Law: Covering: Part I by Thomas Carl Spelling (1893)
"Does not lie to coerce Conscience. 143C. Does not lie to reverse Action. ... For convenience the use of the writ to coerce various kinds of duty due by ..."

7. Life of Zebulon B. Vance by Clement Dowd (1897)
"Remarks in the Senate Contradicting Statement of General Sherman that President Davis Had Threatened to coerce North Carolina if Vance Should Attempt to ..."

8. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the Third by Thomas Erskine May (1899)
"... to coerce and intimidate opponents disclosed their ne»niini»try. imperious views of the prerogative. Preliminaries of a treaty of peace with France ..."

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