You searched for: “duress
duress (s) (noun), duresses (pl)
Constraint or coercion by threats which are meant to make someone do something: Jane's friend confessed to a crime, which he did not commit, because he was under duress.
A restraint of one's personal liberty by fear or force.
© ALL rights are reserved.

A forcible restriction.
© ALL rights are reserved.

Go to this Word A Day Revisited Index
so you can see more of Mickey Bach's cartoons.

This entry is located in the following unit: duro-, dur-, dura- (page 1)