coercive

adjective co·er·cive \ kō-ˈər-siv \

Definition of coercive

:serving or intended to coerce
  • coercive power
  • coercive measures

coercively

adverb

coerciveness

noun

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Origin and Etymology of coercive


COERCIVE Defined for English Language Learners

coercive

adjective

Definition of coercive for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

coercive

adjective co·er·cive \ kō-ˈər-siv \

legal Definition of coercive

1 :serving or intended to coerce
2 :resulting from coercion
  • to protect women from coercive intimacy
  • —Kimberle Crenshaw


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