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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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Regarding the Saudi pensioner re-engaging in an employment, Al-Abduljabbar said that "If the Saudi pensioner did not attain the age of 60, he should be subject compulsorily to the Annuities Branch and the Occupational Hazard Branch.
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Aragon securityholders who do not accept the Offers before the end of the Offer period (currently 27 April 2011) may have their Aragon shares and options compulsorily acquired by Westgold.
BAE confirmed the workers would be made compulsorily redundant while around 2000 will leave voluntarily or move to other jobs in the company.
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Despite significant pressures in the marketplace, BT is managing its costs without the intention of making any of its permanent employees compulsorily redundant.
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