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PER MINAS. By threats. When a man is compelled to enter into a contract by threats or menaces, either for. fear of loss of life, or mayhem, he may avoid it afterwards. 1 Bl. Com. 131; Bac. Ab. Duress; Id. Murder A. See Duress.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.