Compulsion by the application of physical or mental force or persuasion. A word descriptive of the result of an act rather than a designation of an act. NLRB v Grower-Shipper Vegetable Asso. (CA9) 122 F2d 368. A form of abuse of process. 1 Am J2d Abuse P § 9. The compulsion, presumed by some, especially older, authorities, to have been exercised by a husband upon the wife for the commission of a crime which was committed by her in his presence. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 102; As a defense to an action upon a written instrument:-importunity which destroys the free agency of person subjected and substitutes the will of another in place of his own, Gomillion v Forsythe, 218 SC 211, 62 SE2d 297, 53 ALR2d 169; As an unfair labor practice:-physical or mental persuasion by affirmative conduct. 31 Am J Rev ed Lab § 226; As an excuse for the commission of an act, otherwise criminal a present, imminent, and impending physical or mental force of such a nature as to induce a well-grounded apprehension of death or serious bodily injury if the act is not done. State v St. Clair (Mo) 262 SW2d 25, 40 ALR2d 903. See duress.

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