coercive coercive  /koʊ ˈɜr sɪv/


  • (adj) serving or intended to coerce



  1. "On the other hand, I do know that coercive interrogations can lead detainees to provide false information in order to make the interrogation stop," said Rockefeller, DW.Va.
    on Mar 7, 2008 By: Jay Rockefeller Source: FOXNews

  2. To comment would be irresponsible "when there are people who are using coercive techniques and who are being authorized to use coercive techniques," Mukasey said.
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Michael Mukasey Source: Forbes

  3. "The standing pattern is that appropriate conscience protections must be in place for health care entities, and that taxpayer dollars may not be used in coercive or involuntary family planning programs," Bush said in letters dated Thursday.
    on May 4, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

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