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- (UK) IPA(key): /djʊˈɹɛs/, /d͡ʒʊˈɹɛs/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (US) IPA(key): /duˈɹɛs/
- Rhymes: -ɛs
- (obsolete) Harsh treatment.
- 1790 November, Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to that Event. […], London: […] J[ames] Dodsley, […], →OCLC:
- The agreements […] made with the landlords during the time of slavery, are only the effect of duress and force.
- Constraint by threat.
- (law) Restraint in which a person is influenced, whether by lawful or unlawful forceful compulsion of their liberty by monition or implementation of physical enforcement; legally for the incurring of civil liability, of a citizen's arrest, or of subrogation, or illegally for the committing of an offense, of forcing a contract, or of using threats.
constraint by threat
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- To put under duress; to pressure.
- Someone was duressing her.
- The small nation was duressed into giving up territory.