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duress

  

      n  
1    compulsion by use of force or threat; constraint; coercion (often in the phrase under duress)  
2      (Law)   the illegal exercise of coercion  
3    confinement; imprisonment  
     (C14: from Old French duresse, from Latin duritia hardness, from durus hard)  
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duress

  
1    coercion, compulsion, constraint, pressure, threat  
2    captivity, confinement, constraint, hardship, imprisonment, incarceration, restraint  

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