under compulsion

Definition of under compulsion

  1. :  as a result of being forced He was acting under compulsion.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

  1. :  an act of compelling :  the state of being compelled

    :  a force that compels

    :  an irresistible persistent impulse to perform an act (such as excessive hand washing)

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a trip made at another's expense

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