economic duress

noun
eco·​nom·​ic duress

Legal Definition of economic 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/economic%20duress. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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