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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.

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The agitators also burnt an effigy of the Pakistan Chief Minister Imran Khan and raised slogans like 'Stop forceful conversion of Minorities in Pakistan'.
It will be recalled that the Delta State governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, assented to the bill entitled 'Delta State Public and Private Properties Protection Bill 2018' in August last year to criminalise illegal and forceful collection of levies from public and private developers.
Also on Friday, Kashmir Day and Al-Quds Day, today, was marked by forceful anti-India and anti-Israel demonstrations and rallies were held across the territory.
Sohram front-line featuring Yasir, Tariq Ullah and Aamir played like a rock at the net while Taimur and Babar showered their forceful smashes against Imran club blockers and thus succeeded in shattering the rival blocking line.
A medical report revealed that the girl did not suffer any injuries that would indicate the incident was forceful.
'And when you have friends that are not forceful, it tells you they know our security concerns, and we know our security needs too,' Leiking told SCMP.
Given that the civilian governments of the past had and the present one has officially recognised as the creation of the commission itself is the most significant evidence in this regard that some of its institutions were involved in the practices of forceful abductions need to rectify the problem.
The modern world is ruled by meritocracy and competitiveness where both men and women are supposed to work equal vigour to make a place for themselves, instead of looking for outside help to move them up through reforms, constitutional amendments or other forceful means, as suggested by the writer.
The counsel pointed out that amnesty for Pakistani citizens sentenced to death under the previous standard of possession were now entitled to review and commutation of their sentences subject to forceful diplomatic representations by the government.
The president issued the order after legislators from Gok, Western and Eastern Lakes petitioned him to declare a state of emergency in the region and order for forceful disarmament.
This is a disgusting venial political action that has potential destructive consequences for the people of this country and should be attacked in the most forceful way.
"There is sufficient will among Opec countries to take the step we need to take in the month of November, (to reach) a forceful agreement to reduce production and construct new mechanisms to stabilise the market," Maduro said in a televised broadcast from the presidential palace.