- the act of coercing; 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.
- Food in Nigeria has long been weaponized, withheld, and used as a means of corruption and coercion by those in power.
- The complaint alleges that law enforcement deprived Alamance County voters “of their fundamental right to vote free from intimidation, harassment, threats, or other forms of coercion.”
- I started hearing about rampant sexual harassment, coercion and abuse of undocumented immigrant women in low-wage, temporary factory jobs.
- In the broadest sense, at home and internationally, the US is moving towards coercion and the exercise of hard power, and away from its previous strategies based on soft power and international leadership.
- In my work on wrongful conviction cases in Philadelphia, I regularly encounter patterns of police misconduct including witness intimidation, evidence tampering and coercion.
- Many out athletes found their voices silenced by coercion contracts many of their home countries gave them.
- That kind of government coercion of speech and action seems a-OK to the conservative liberty crowd.
- Help with onerous conditions is not help so much as benevolent coercion.
- We are watching an invasion using subversion, coercion, and somewhat limited military action.
- In hindsight, this was probably a mistake because it opened the door to legitimate charges of federal coercion.
- When together the law presumes she acted from his coercion, he therefore must be the sufferer, while she escapes.
- Neither did Virginia believe in the national policy of coercion of a state to return to the Union.
- The discussions on the coercion act had produced many personal conflicts in debate between Mr. O'Connell and the Irish secretary.
- He argued that coercion was necessary; that crime could not be put down in Ireland but by the strong arm of the law.
- Next session the government brought in a Coercion Bill, which Mr. Parnell opposed vigorously.