[doo-res, dyoo-, doo r-is, dyoo r-] /dʊˈrɛs, dyʊ-, ˈdʊər ɪs, ˈdyʊər-/
compulsion by threat or force; coercion; constraint.
Law. such constraint or coercion as will render void a contract or other legal act entered or performed under its influence.
forcible restraint, especially imprisonment.
compulsion by use of force or threat; constraint; coercion (often in the phrase under duress)
(law) the illegal exercise of coercion
early 14c., “harsh or severe treatment,” from Old French duresse, from Latin duritia “hardness,” from durus “hard” (see endure). The Old French suffix -esse is from Latin -itia, added to adjectives to form nouns of quality (cf. riches, largesse). Sense of “coercion, compulsion” is from 1590s.
[doo-res-er, dyoo-] /dʊˈrɛs ər, dyʊ-/ noun, Law. 1. a person who subjects another to .
[doo r-gah] /ˈdʊər gɑ/ noun, Hinduism. 1. the sometimes malignant goddess of war: an aspect of Devi. /ˈdʊəɡə/ noun 1. (Hinduism) the goddess Parvati portrayed as a warrior: renowned for slaying the buffalo demon, Mahisha
/ˈdjʊərɛks/ noun trademark (pl) -rex 1. a brand of condom 2. (Austral) a brand of adhesive tape
/ˈdɜːɡɑː/ noun 1. a variant spelling of dargah