coercive

[ koh-ur-siv ]SEE DEFINITION OF coercive

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COERCIVE

The Mohammadans say the angels exercise this coercive power.

The first is a coercive, the second a voluntary, organization.

Coercive measures were at once brought forward in parliament.

Nothing will stop them—neither reasoning nor coercive measures.

But they were under no coercive authority, and were even permitted to marry.

And there is a coercive excommunication, and a pastoral excommunication.

The people, of course, felt the pressure of these coercive measures.

In a free and enlightened society there would be no room for coercive law.

They had to live, and coercive toil meant at least a living wage.

It was not intended as a coercive act, but was so considered in the colonies.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COERCIVE

obligatory

adjectiveessential, required
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