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TERM

duress

CONTEXT & COMMENTS

1) Def.: A threat of harm made to compel a person to do something against his or her will or judgment
       • A marriage that is induced by duress is generally voidable. (Black's Law Dictionary, 9th ed. 2009)
2) Def.: The use or threatened use of unlawful force — usu. that a reasonable person cannot resist — to compel someone to commit an unlawful act.
       • Duress is a recognized defense to a crime, contractual breach, or tort. (Black's Law Dictionary, 9th ed. 2009)
 
Note: Coercion and duress are commonly used as synonyms, but as legal terms they have differences. (See also: coercion)

SUGGESTED TRANSLATIONS

1) presión || coacción
2) coacción  

Category

LEGAL

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Created at 2/27/2014 10:27 AM by jonathanw
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