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
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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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The Supreme Court, under the influence of what Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe calls "some nasty behind-the-scenes arm twisting by the executive," upheld the 1942 trial of Nazi saboteurs by a military tribunal.
I DO not feel the British public need much 'arm twisting' when it comes to making the decision to join the new Euro.
House of Representatives over whether to grant China Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) had been billed as a cliffhanger that might not be decided until just before the vote, with pro and anti forces engaging in a final, furious round of arm twisting. Yet, any doubts that either side might have had about PNTR's fate were swept away twelve days before the trade bill came to the floor of the House.