The application of force, or the threat of force, to compel another to act against his or her will. Used as a defense in criminal and contractual matters, for example, that a defendant participated in a crime because held at gunpoint, or signed a contract only under the threat of physical harm. See also economic duress.
That which compels; driving force
The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
Pressure is an application of force by pressing, or an urgent demand or force which can cause stress.
A loss or limitation of liberty; confinement
(Psychology) The unconscious exclusion of painful impulses, desires, or fears from the conscious mind.
The act of making a conscious choice or decision:
The capacity to resist attack; impregnability:
Intense force or great power, as in natural phenomena:
Motivation of oneself by one's own resolve or interest.
The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
A strong belief; conviction
The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
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