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coercive

adjective co·er·cive \-ˈər-siv\

: using force or threats to make someone do something : using coercion

Full Definition of COERCIVE

:  serving or intended to coerce <coercive power> <coercive measures>
co·er·cive·ly adverb
co·er·cive·ness noun
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First Known Use of COERCIVE

circa 1600

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