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Definition of duress noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

duress

 noun
noun
NAmE//dʊˈrɛs//
 
[uncountable] (formal)
 
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threats or force that are used to make someone do something He signed the confession under duress. The promise was obtained by duress on the part of her husband.
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