compulsive neurosis n.
A disorder marked by uncontrollable impulses to perform stereotyped, irrational acts.
- Compulsive personality
compulsive personality n. A personality pattern characterized by rigidity, perfectionistic standards, meticulous attention to order and detail, and excessive concern with conformity, duty, and adherence to standards of conscience.
[kuh m-puhl-siv] /kəmˈpʌl sɪv/ adjective 1. compelling; compulsory. 2. Psychology. noun 3. Psychology. a person whose behavior is governed by a . /kəmˈpʌlsɪv/ adjective 1. relating to or involving compulsion noun 2. (psychiatry) an individual who is subject to a psychological compulsion adj. c.1600, from French compulsif, from Latin compulsus, past participle of compellere (see […]
- Compulsory purchase
noun 1. purchase of a house or other property by a local authority or government department for public use or to make way for development, regardless of whether or not the owner wishes to sell
[kom-per-gey-shuh n] /ˌkɒm pərˈgeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. an early common-law method of trial in which the defendant is acquitted on the sworn endorsement of a specified number of friends or neighbors. /ˌkɒmpɜːˈɡeɪʃən/ noun 1. (law) (formerly) a method of trial whereby a defendant might be acquitted if a sufficient number of persons swore to his […]