- The definition of coercion refers to the act of persuading or convincing someone to do something using force or other unethical means.
When you threaten someone harm if they do not sign a contract, this is an example of coercion.
coercion definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the act or power of coercing
- government by force
Origin: Classical Latin coercio
coercion definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The act or practice of coercing.
- Power or ability to coerce.
- co·erˈcion·arˌy adjective
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