Legal Definition and Related Resources of Compulsion

Meaning of Compulsion

The exertion of power against the will, wish or consent of another. Synonymous with coercion and means in general some actual or threatened exercise of power possessed by the parties exercising the same. See Blenke Bros. Motors Inc. v Chrysler Corp., (D.C.Ill.) 189 F. Supp. 420.

Compulsion Alternative Definition

Forcible inducement to the commission of an act.

Synonyms of Compulsion

(Coercion), noun

  • application of force
  • constraint
  • constraint to obedience
  • constriction
  • demand
  • dictation
  • domination
  • duress
  • duty
  • employment of force
  • enforcement
  • force
  • forcible inducement
  • forcible urging
  • forcing
  • high pressure methods
  • imposition
  • impressment
  • limitation
  • necessitas
  • necessity
  • objective necessity
  • obligation
  • oppression
  • physical force
  • pressure
  • requirement
  • restraint
  • restriction
  • spur of necessity
  • stress
  • subjection to force
  • urgency
  • urging by force
  • urging by moral constraint
  • urging by physical constraint
  • Associated Concepts: compulsion of law
  • compulsory act
  • compulsory contributions
  • compulsory demand
  • compulsory liquidation
  • compulsory nonsuit
  • compulsory payment
  • compulsory process
  • compulsory sale

(Obsession), noun

  • ardor
  • besetting idea
  • craze
  • drive
  • earnestness
  • enchantment
  • engrossment
  • enthusiasm
  • fanaticism
  • fancy
  • fascination
  • fervency
  • fetish
  • fixation
  • fixed conviction
  • fixed idea
  • infatuation
  • intentness
  • irresistible impulse
  • mania
  • need
  • onetrack mind
  • possession
  • predilection
  • preoccupation
  • prepossession
  • quirk
  • zeal

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Assignment For The Benefit Of Creditors, Duress, Fair Market Value, Forced Sale, Imprisonment, Magna Carta.

Translate Compulsion from English to Spanish

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