Definition of Coercive

1. Adjective. Serving or intended to coerce. "Authority is directional instead of coercive"

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Derivative terms: Coerce



Definition of Coercive

1. a. Serving or intended to coerce; having power to constrain.

Definition of Coercive

1. Adjective. Displaying a tendency or intent to coerce. ¹

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Definition of Coercive

1. serving to coerce [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coercive

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coercer
coercers
coerces
coercibility
coercible
coercibleness
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coercion
coercionary
coercionist
coercionists
coercions
coercitivity
coercive (current term)
coercively
coerciveness
coercivenesses
coercivities
coercivity
coerect
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coerects
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coesite
coesites
coessential
coessentialities

Literary usage of Coercive

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1. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1823)
"V. Every coercive law creates an offence, that is, ... Example of a coercive law, made in support of the above ..."

2. Biennial report by Minnesota Tax Commission, Washington (State). Board of State Land Commissioners, Washington (State), Board of State Land Commissioners (1912)
"BASED ON coercive REVENUES AS IN Changes in Cost, 1910-1911 1911 In table J, the costs of local and county government are combined as in 1910 ..."

3. Forgiveness and Law by Horace Bushnell (1874)
"I. The penally coercive discipline. It is not penal, of course, or penalty, ... I use the terms penally coercive discipline, in the understanding that our ..."

4. The Old Guard: A Monthly Journal Devoted to the Principles of 1776 and 1787 by Charles Chauncey Burr, Thomas Dunn English (1864)
"In fact tho Swiss Confederation is the only one of all the Republics in the Old World which did not contain the coercive principle ; and it is the only one ..."

5. The Elements of Child-protection by Sigmund Engel (1912)
"The coercive Reformatory Education of Youthful Criminals. ... The child which for one reason or another stands in need of a coercive reformatory education, ..."

6. Essays on the Progress of Nations, in Civilization, Productive Industry by Ezra Champion Seaman (1868)
"Industry and the System of coercive Labor. McCulloch says : "The famous Toussaint adopted ... Petion, on the contrary, abandoned the coercive plan ; and in ..."

7. The Law of the Church: A Cyclopedia of Canon Law for English-speaking Countries by Ethelred Luke Taunton (1906)
"3, dr coercive POWER 1. The Church has the right to use coercive powers ... A society which is perfect must possess coercive power for attaining the end for ..."

8. The World's Famous Orations. by Francis Whiting Halsey, William Jennings Bryan (1906)
"WILKES I ON coercive MEASURES IN AMERICA1 (1775) Born In 1727, ... to the king the remonstrances of the livery against the coercive policy toward America, ..."

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