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  • Info In jurisprudence, duress or coercion refers to a situation whereby a person performs an act as a result of violence, threat or other pressure against the person. more...
  • The common law long allowed a claim if duress was of a physical nature.
  • Under duress they agreed, but the news only gradually became known to the public.
  • Since he had converted under duress he gave away his state.
  • Native American land was sometimes purchased, either via a treaty or under duress.
  • When he returned, he appeared to play under duress, spending more time across half-forward or half-back.
  • Under duress of what has not often come to surface in you, Sir Richard. Cited from 54-40 or Fight, by Emerson Hough
  • All day he lay in duress, and part of the night. Cited from Kings, Queens And Pawns, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • She was created in James' mind subsequent to his duress after killing his wife.
  • It was claimed that some of those who signed the petition had done so under duress.
  • Using duress as a defence is limited in a number of ways.
  • Yet they had always refused any association with government and would not accept any grants or offices except under duress.
  • He claimed that his statements to police were made under duress.
  • While sex trafficking does exist, not everyone who does sex work is doing so under duress.
  • The only issue was whether the defence of duress was available.
  • Several major institutions either failed, were acquired under duress, or were subject to government takeover.
  • The trial judge accepted her version and acquitted her on the basis she had established she was acting under duress.
  • The accused had raised that the common law defence of duress applied.
  • Under financial duress he reduced the number to 500 for the final two issues.
  • However, his protests that he signed under duress was rejected by the British.
  • They generally defended their participation in the film on the grounds that they had only done so under duress.
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Words starting with duress

Meaning of duress

  • noun Compulsory force or threat
    confessed under duress