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Force

Power, violence, compulsion, or constraint exerted upon or against a person or thing. Power dynamically considered, that is, in motion or in action; constraining power, compulsion; strength directed to an end. Commonly the word occurs in such connections as to show that unlawful or wrongful action is meant, e.g., forcible entry.

Power statically considered, that is, at rest, or latent, but capable of being called into activity upon occasion for its exercise. Efficacy; legal validity. This is the meaning when we say that a statute or a contract is in force.

Reasonable force is that degree of force that is appropriate and not inordinate in defending one's person or property. A person who employs such force is justified in doing so and is neither criminally liable nor civilly liable in tort for the conduct.

Deadly Force is utilized when a person intends to cause death or serious bodily harm or when he or she recognizes personal involvement in the creation of a substantial risk that death or bodily harm will occur.

force

(Compulsion), noun arbitrary power, authority, coaction, coercion, command, compulsion, constraining power, constraint, constriction, control, demand, dictation, discipline, drive, duress, enforcement, exaction, impelling, imposition, impressment, inducement, insistence, martial law, necessitation, necessitude, necessity, need, oppression, persuasion, pressure, prevailing, repression, restraint, sanction, spur of necessity, stress, strict control, subjugation, urgency, vehemence
Associated concepts: ejectment by force, forced merger, forced payment, forced sale
Foreign phrases: Vis legibus est inimica.Force is inimical to the laws. Quod alias bonum et justum est, si per vim vel fraudem petatur, malum et injustum efficitur. What otherrise is good and just, becomes bad and unjust if it is sought by force and fraud. Non videtur vim facere, qui jure suo utitur et ordinaria actione experitur. He is not considered to use force who exercises his own right, and proceeds by ordinary action. Ejus nulla culpa est, cui parere necesse sit. No guilt attaches to a person who is compelled to obey. Nihil consensui tam contrarium est quam vis atque metus. Nothing is so opposed to consent as force and fear.

force

(Legal efficacy), noun authorized might, lawful power, lawful vigor, legal vitality, legitimate puissance, rightful strength, sanctioned effectiveness, sanctioned pooency, statutory cogency, valid potentiality

force

(Strength), noun ability, ableness, ascendancy, authoritativeness, brawn, capability, cogency, command, competence, consequence, control, domination, effectiveness, effectuality, efficacy, empowerment, enablement, endurance, energy, firmness, forcefulness, hardiness, impact, impetus, importance, influence, intensity, manus, mastery, might, mightiness, omnipotence, physical power, potence, potency, power, powerfulness, predominance, pressure, primacy, stamina, supremacy, sway, vigor, vigorousness, virulence, vis, vitality
Associated concepts: armed force, constructive force, excessive force, intervening force, physical force, superior force, threats of force, unnecessary force, unreasonable force
Foreign phrases: Vim vi repellere licet, modo fiat moddramine inculpatae tutelae, non ad sumendam vindiccam, sed ad propulsandam injuriam.It is lawful to repel force by force, provided it be done with the moderation of blameless defense, not for the purpose of taking revenge, but to repel injury.

force

(Break), verb batter, breach, crack, disjoint, fissure, inrumpere, invade, pry, rend, rive, rupture, shatter, smash, split, strain, tear asunder, wrench

force

(Coerce), verb apply pressure, cause to yield, command, compel, constrain, control, demand, enforce, ennorce obedience, enjoin, enslave, enthrall, exercise power over, exprimere, extorquere, extort, impose, insist, make obligatory, necessitate, obligate, oblige, order, overpower, overwhelm, press, push, put under obligation, require, tax, urge, use violence
See also: ardor, attack, authority, band, bind, cast, catalyst, clout, coerce, coercion, command, compel, compulsion, connotation, consequence, constrain, constraint, content, context, dint, dominance, draw, duress, emphasis, enforce, enforcement, entail, exact, extort, foist, hijack, impact, impetus, importance, impose, inflict, infliction, infringement, leverage, levy, main point, make, meaning, mistreat, misusage, necessitate, obligate, obtrude, oppression, overload, potential, power, press, pressure, prestige, puissance, purpose, repercussion, require, restriction, rigor, severity, significance, signification, sinew, spirit, staff, strength, stress, struggle, subject, subjection, substance, validity, value, violence, weight
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