du·ress (doo-res, dyoo-, door-is, dyoor- | dʊˈrɛs, dyʊ-, ˈdʊər, ˈdyʊər)
1) threats, violence, constraints, or other action brought to bear on someone to do something against their will or better judgement
2) Law constraint illegally exercised to force someone to perform an act
3) archaic forcible restraint or imprisonment
confessions extracted under duress
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