[koh-ur-shuh n] /koʊˈɜr ʃən/
the act of ; use of force or intimidation to obtain compliance.
force or the power to use force in gaining compliance, as by a government or police force.
the act or power of coercing
government by force
early 15c., from Old French cohercion (Modern French coercion), from Medieval Latin coercionem, from Latin coerctionem, earlier coercitionem, noun of action from past participle stem of coercere (see coerce).
[koh-ur-siv] /koʊˈɜr sɪv/ adjective 1. serving or tending to . adj. c.1600, from coerce + -ive. Form coercitive (attested from 1630s) is more true to Latin.
[koh-juh nt] /ˈkoʊ dʒənt/ adjective 1. convincing or believable by virtue of forcible, clear, or incisive presentation; telling. 2. to the point; relevant; pertinent. /ˈkəʊdʒənt/ adjective 1. compelling belief or assent; forcefully convincing adj. 1650s, from French cogent “necessary, urgent” (14c.), from Latin cogentem (nominative cogens), present participle of cogere “to curdle; to compel; to […]
[kog-ni-tiv] /ˈkɒg nɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. of or relating to ; concerned with the act or process of knowing, perceiving, etc. : cognitive development; cognitive functioning. 2. of or relating to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes. /ˈkɒɡnɪtɪv/ adjective 1. of or relating to cognition […]
/ˌnɒnˈkɒɡnɪtɪˌvɪzəm/ noun 1. (philosophy) the semantic meta-ethical thesis that moral judgments do not express facts and so do not have a truth value, thus excluding both naturalism and non-naturalism See emotivism, prescriptivism