economic duress


eco·​nom·​ic duress
: wrongful or unlawful conduct that creates fear of economic hardship which prevents the exercise of free will in engaging in a business transaction
also : the defense of economic duress

called also business compulsion

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“Economic duress.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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