Definition of coercion noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

coercion

 noun
noun
NAmE//koʊˈərʃn//
 
, NAmE//koʊˈərʒn//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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the action of making someone do something that they do not want to do, using force or threatening to use force He claimed he had only acted under coercion.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: coercion