Definition of COMPULSION


COMPULSION

The forcible inducement to au act.

2. Compulsion may be lawful or unlawful. 1. When a man is compelled by lawful
authority to do that which be ought to do, that compulsion does not affect
the validity of theact; as for example, when a court of competent jurisdiction
compels a party to execute a deed, under the pain of attachment for contempt,
the grantor cannot object to it on the ground of compulsion. 2. But if the
court compelled a party to do an act forbidden by law, or not having jurisdiction
over the parties or the subject-matter, the act done by such compulsion
would be void. Bowy. Mod. C. L. 305.

3. Compulsion is never presumed. Coercion. (q. v.)

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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