GRE Word List

DURESS

forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress

The meaning of the word duress is forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress.

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