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Compulsion

Com`pul´sion
n.1.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.
With what compulsion and laborious flight
We sunk thus low.
- Milton.
Noun1.compulsion - an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid
2.compulsion - an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions against your will
Synonyms: obsession
3.compulsion - using force to cause something; "though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game"; "they didn`t have to use coercion"
Synonyms: coercion

COMPULSION. The forcible inducement to au act.
     2. Compulsion may be lawful or unlawful. 1. When a man is compelled by lawful authority to do that which be ought to do, that compulsion does not affect the validity of the act; as for example, when a court of competent jurisdiction compels a party to execute a deed, under the pain of attachment for contempt, the grantor cannot object to it on the ground of compulsion. 2. But if the court compelled a party to do an act forbidden by law, or not having jurisdiction over the parties or the subject-matter, the act done by such compulsion would be void. Bowy. Mod. C. L. 305.
     3. Compulsion is never presumed. Coercion. (q.v.)

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