actual force

actual force
Real force, as distinguished from mere persuasion. In robbery, the term implies personal violence, but the degree of force is immaterial so long as it is sufficient to compel one to part with his property. It is to be distinguished from constructive force in that it includes all force inflicted directly on the person robbed, while constructive force includes all demonstrations of force, menaces, and means by which the victim is put in fear sufficient to suspend the free exercise of the will, or prevent resistance to the taking. See 46 Am J1st Rob § 15.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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