|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.|
|Noun||1.||compulsion - an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid|
Synonyms: irresistible impulse
|2.||compulsion - an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions against your will|
|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"|
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.)