coercion

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Threat of kidnapping, extortion, force or violence to be performed immediately or in the future, or the use of parental, custodial, or official authority over a child < age 15; the use of some form of force to compel a person into therapy, most commonly psychiatric—e.g., child psychiatry—or treatment of substance abuse

coercion

Public safety Threat of kidnapping, extortion, force or violence to be performed immediately or in the future or use of parental, custodial, or official authority over a child < age 15; the use of some form of force to compel a person into therapy, most commonly psychiatric–eg, child psychiatry, or treatment of substance abuse
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Clinton aides acknowledge that the President won few friends among blue-collar workers with his arm-twisting efforts in behalf of NAFTA and GATT--both of which were backed by big business and universally opposed by labor unions.
The Commission said that senior county officials have been arm-twisting the County Public Service Board (CPSB) to irregularly employ their friends, relatives and political supporters.
Barzani added in his statement which made on the side line of the inauguration of the Association of Arab Universities Conference, which held today in Arbel : " The Kurds claim always to resort to the Constitution , to national consensus and genuine partnership, and not to endanger the political process to collapse, away from the policy of arm-twisting and breaking wills.
We want a dialogue not based on an arm-twisting policy and imposing fait accompli," he said on Twitter.
Citizens of Bulgaria's capital Sofia are rising up against the upcoming hike in parking fees, slamming it as nothing short of arm-twisting.
Arm-twisting (by the opposition) is out of question.
That with sufficient telephone cajoling and arm-twisting, potential investors would part with their money in the hope of sharing in the success of Capital of Culture, and not just in Liverpool, but also in every other city subsequently awarded the title.
Ari tries to talk his star client out of the excursion but, with very little arm-twisting, ends up joining them instead.
Even though it took some arm-twisting to get Governor Lynch to appear publicly with her, Democratic Senate District 6 candidate Jackie Cilley was handed a gift horse in the almost invisible campaign of former Somersworth Mayor Jim McLin.
It's appalling that borrowers, in their hour of need, have to sign agreements which are a minefield of hidden costs and penalties accompanied by arm-twisting tactics to take out worthless payment protection schemes.
The shenanigans that took place on the floor of the House in the wee hours of July 27/28 in respect to the CAFTA vote ("Vote-buying and Arm-twisting," August 22 issue) resemble the same kind of shenanigans that took place in the U.
In the meantime, Capitol Hill is a frenzy of down-to-the-wire lobbying and arm-twisting.