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compulsion

(Coercion), noun application of force, constraint, constraint to obedience, constriction, dictation, domination, duress, duty, employment of force, enforcement, force, forcible inducement, forcible urging, forcing, high pressure methods, impressment, limitation, necessitas, necessity, objeccive necessity, obligation, oppression, physical force, pressure, requirement, restraint, restriction, spur of necessity, stress, subjection to force, urgency, urging by force, urging by moral constraint, urging by physical constraint, vis
Associated concepts: compulsion of law, compulsory act, compulsory contributions, compulsory demand, compullory liquidation, compulsory nonsuit, compulsory payment, compulsory process, compulsory sale

compulsion

(Obsession), noun ardor, besetting idea, craze, drive, earnestness, enchantment, engrossment, fanaticism, fancy, fascination, fervency, fetish, fixed conviction, fixed idea, infatuation, intentness, irresistible impulse, mania, need, one-track mind, possession, predilection, preoccupation, prepossession, quirk, zeal
See also: accountability, coercion, constraint, deterrence, dipsomania, duress, duty, enforcement, extortion, force, main force, motive, need, obligation, obsession, oppression, pressure, requirement, responsibility, restriction, servitude, stress

compulsion

see NECESSITY.

COMPULSION. The forcible inducement to au act.
     2. Compulsion may be lawful or unlawful. 1. When a man is compelled by lawful authority to do that which be ought to do, that compulsion does not affect the validity of the act; as for example, when a court of competent jurisdiction compels a party to execute a deed, under the pain of attachment for contempt, the grantor cannot object to it on the ground of compulsion. 2. But if the court compelled a party to do an act forbidden by law, or not having jurisdiction over the parties or the subject-matter, the act done by such compulsion would be void. Bowy. Mod. C. L. 305.
     3. Compulsion is never presumed. Coercion. (q.v.)

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