[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).


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