Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Compulsion (Page: 292)

Com*pul"sion (?), n. [L. compulsio. See Compel.] The act of compelling, or the state of being compelled; the act of driving or urging by force or by physical or moral constraint; subjection to force.

If reasons were as plentiful as blackberries, I would give no man a reason upon compulsion. Shak.
With what complusion and laborious flight We sunk thus low. Milton.
Syn. -- See Constraint.