uncoerced

adjective un·co·erced \ ˌən-kō-ˈərst \

Definition of uncoerced

: not obtained, compelled, or achieved by threat or force : not coerced
  • … a former FBI special agent who obtained uncoerced confessions from two of the most high-profile terrorists in recent American history.
  • —Peter Bergen
  • But can men, whose interests are diverse, ever hope to live together in a harmony uncoerced?
  • —Herman Melville

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circa 1792

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