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tr.v. co·erced, co·erc·ing, co·erc·es
1. To pressure, intimidate, or force (someone) into doing something. See Synonyms at force.
2. To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force: coerced agreement among the parties; coerced a confession from the suspect.

[Latin coercēre, to control, restrain : co-, co- + arcēre, to enclose, confine.]

co·erc′er n.
co·erc′i·ble adj.
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Furthermore, individuals' duties to aid are necessarily conceptualized as coercible.
They are not coercible by any ancestral tradition, being vassals neither to their race, nor to their religion, nor to their condition of birth, nor to their collective history.
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