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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section I. General Intersocial Volition
 
744. Compulsion.
 
  
NOUN:COMPULSION, coercion, coaction, constraint; restraint [See Restraint]; duress, enforcement, press, conscription; eminent domain.
  force; brute -, main -, physical- force; the sword, ultima ratio [L.]; club -, lynch -, mob- law, argumentum baculinum [L.], le droit du plus fort [F.]; the force of -might, - right; martial law.
  necessity [See Necessity]; force majeure [F.], spur of necessity, Hobson’s choice.
  
VERB:COMPEL, force, make, drive, coerce, constrain, enforce, necessitate, oblige.
  force upon, press; cram -, thrust -, force- down the throat; say it must be done, make a point of, insist upon, take no denial; put down, dragoon.
  extort, wring from; put -, turn- on the screw; drag into; bind, - over; pin-, tie- down; require, tax, put in force; commandeer; restrain [See Restraint].
  
ADJECTIVE:COMPELLING &c. v.; coercive, coactive; inexorable [See Severity]; compulsory, compulsatory; obligatory, stringent, peremptory, binding.
  forcible, not to be trifled with; irresistible [See Necessity]; compelled &c. v.; fain to.
  
ADVERB:FORCIBLY; by force &c. n., by force of arms; on compulsion, perforce; vi et armis [L.], under the lash; at the point of the -sword, - bayonet; by a strong arm.
  under protest, in spite of, in one’s teeth; against one’s will [See Unwillingness]; nolens volens [L.] (of necessity) [See Necessity]; by stress of -circumstances, - weather; under press of; de rigueur [F.].

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