Sentence Examples


  • Coercive temporal authority over their bodies or estates could only be given by concession from the temporal prince.
  • Hence the difficulty of imparting any considerable permanent magnetization to a short thick bar not possessed of great coercive force.
  • The governor has a hereditary army for coercive purposes.
  • In 1865 it adjudged Bishop Gray's letters patent, as metropolitan of Cape Town, to be powerless to enable him "to exercise any coercive jurisdiction, or hold any court or tribunal for that purpose," since the Cape colony already possessed legislative institutions when they were issued; and his deposition of Bishop Colenso was declared to be "null and void in law" (re The Bishop of Natal).
  • Its moral influence, and a discipline over both poor and rich, was to be not only the coercive authority of the civil power but its money.