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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Coerce

COERCE,

1. To restrain by force; to keep from acting, or transgressing, particularly by moral force, as by law or authority; to repress.

2. To compel; to constrain.

These causes--coerced by those which preceded and coercing those which followed.