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Word: coercion

Definition: use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce


Sentences Containing 'coercion'

According to reports, some of the men had been circumcised against their will, and a paramilitary group involved in the incident confirmed that circumcisions had taken place while denying any element of coercion.
After the Reconquista, so called "New Christians" were those inhabitants (Sephardic Jews or Mudéjar Muslims) during the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era who were baptized under coercion and in the face of murder, becoming forced converts from Islam (Moriscos, Conversos and "secret Moors") and forced converts from Judaism (Conversos, Crypto-Jews and Marranos).
Anarchists have often argued that Marxist communism will inevitably lead to coercion and state domination.
As late as 1902, Sharpe was prepared to use coercion rather than persuasion when he sent troops to Chintheche when local people protested against the introduction of the six shilling rate of Hut tax, and forced a number of the protesters to undertake unpaid work for the government as a punishment.
Bentall claims that "coercion patients has been become so universally accepted amongst mental health professionals that many no longer see it as ethically troubling".
Both bills would forbid the use of restraint or seclusion for destruction of property, educational disruption, failing to follow instructions, and for coercion, discipline, or in place of proper educational planning.
Both ORI and sexual coercion are unwanted forms of intrusion and violation.
But, according to Bentall, coercion should be avoided for multiple "utilitarian and practical" reasons.
Child sexual abuse between siblings is defined by the National Task Force on Juvenile Sexual Offending: sexual acts initiated by one sibling toward another without the other’s consent, by use of force or coercion, or where there is a power differential between the siblings.
Connelly replied by pointing out the historically common use of coercion by pro-natalists, drawing on the historical details in "Fatal Misconception".
Gillis confessed to the murders with little coercion and then informed investigators about four other women that he had murdered.
Governor Isham Harris of Tennessee stated in a telegram to Lincoln, "Tennessee will furnish not a single man for the purpose of coercion, but fifty thousand if necessary for the defense of our rights and those of our Southern brothers."
His areas of research include interpersonal communication skills, conflict, jealousy, infidelity, intimate violence, sexual coercion, and stalking.
In 1997, Dr. Kathryn McMahon, a professor at California State University, Long Beach, started the Trafficked Women Project. This grew into CAST, which officially came into existence in 1998 CAST defines human trafficking as “a modern-day form of slavery,” in which victims are subjected to force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of forced labor or sexual exploitation.
In attempting to define “exceptional,” Circuit courts are split as to what objectively constitutes malicious, fraudulent, or deliberate misconduct. Some courts award such fees where bad faith or baseless litigation is involved while other courts look for economic coercion or failure to reference controlling law.
In the submissive way of one long accustomed to obey under coercion, he ate and drank what they gave him to eat and drink, and put on the cloak and other wrappings, that they gave him to wear.
Many people have experienced both ORI and sexual coercion and the more victimized by the behaviors someone is, the more coping mechanisms they use.
Modern libertarianism characterizes the majority of laws as intrusive to personal autonomy and, in particular, argues that the right of self-defense from coercion (including violence) is a fundamental human right.
On December 4, 1981, Stefan Wisniewski was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for murder, kidnapping, coercion of a constitutional body, and membership in a terrorist organization.
Once awakening in the real world, many of the awakened heroes and villains are confused of what has happened in which at first few of the Paladins believed that it is still The High's fault until he is awakened and clearly informed them, with coercion from an awakened Sgt.
Other notables among these have been the cases of Iraq's Mandaeans, Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Christians, Christians of Pakistan and Assyrian Christians of Iraq who have faced coercion to convert to Islam.
Remy is currently serving an eight year jail sentence for assault, illegal weapon possession and attempted coercion in connection with these charges.
Studies have shown both ORI and sexual coercion victimization correspond and the coping responses used for both tend to correspond.
Studies have tested and found various levels and forms of ORI intrusions, as well as sexual coercion.
The Bosnian diaspora was the consequence of either voluntary departure, coercion and/or forced migrations or expulsions that occurred on several occasions since the 1870s: Today there are an estimated 500,000 Bosnian diaspora in America, 200,000 in Germany, 30,000 in the UK, 40,000 in Belgium and so on.
The concept was based on a revolutionary ideal derived from the Enlightenment: that people could discover the world independently, without coercion by church or state.
The history of humankind has now confirmed that a single-party system relying exclusively on coercion and deception is incapable of ever bringing prosperity and happiness to our people."
The rise of Islamist fundamentalism in the region gave Saddam the opportunity to make terrorism, one of the few tools remaining in Saddam's "coercion" toolbox, not only cost effective but a formal instrument of state power.
The United Nations standards address safety of citizens, coercion, scrutiny, and eligibility to vote.
They can be in the form of deception coercion, mild force coercion, psychological coercion and sever force coercion.
Thinkers of a liberal persuasion argue that redistribution of any property is a direct form of coercion.
This raises the issue of what happens if different cyclist types find themselves forced onto such devices either by legal coercion or as a result of motorist aggression.
We oppose unfair discrimination, bigotry and coercion based on factors such as beliefs, racial or ethnic origins, disability, sex, age, sexuality or lifestyle.
Young children are often forced into prostitution due to poverty, or outright coercion and have no means of protection.

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