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Perfect passive participle of cōgō (force, compel).


coactus m (feminine coacta, neuter coactum); first/second declension

  1. forced, compelled, having been forced
  2. urged, encouraged, having been encouraged
  3. assembled, brought together


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative coactus coacta coactum coactī coactae coacta
genitive coactī coactae coactī coactōrum coactārum coactōrum
dative coactō coactō coactīs
accusative coactum coactam coactum coactōs coactās coacta
ablative coactō coactā coactō coactīs
vocative coacte coacta coactum coactī coactae coacta

Derived terms[edit]



coactus m (genitive coactūs); fourth declension

  1. compulsion
  2. coercion


Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative coactus coactūs
genitive coactūs coactuum
dative coactuī coactibus
accusative coactum coactūs
ablative coactū coactibus
vocative coactus coactūs


  • coactus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • coactus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • coactus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • coactus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016