duress

[ doo-res, dyoo-, door-is, dyoor- ]SEE DEFINITION OF duress
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He was a mechanic, brought along under some duress to service the machine.

He considered himself as, in fact, in duress, and his actions as not free.

Was she in duress either from this Ironhook or from her father, or from both?

The commission, extorted by force, is null and void when the duress is removed.

When the consent of either party was obtained by force, duress or fraud.

He was in duress as a Leaguer spy, to await King Henry's will.

She bade Hagen then be led away to duress, where he lay locked in and where none did see him.

Where fraud or duress is used in obtaining a party's consent to a contract, the contract is at least voidable.

Indeed when I taxed her with having a hand in the crime she secured an acquittal on the plea of duress.

Duress is actual or threatened violence sufficient under the circumstances to compel a person to act against his wishes.

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