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Definition of Compulsion

Compulsion

  1. The act of compelling, or the state of being compelled; the act of driving or urging by force or by physical or moral constraint; subjection to force.

Compulsion Quotations

No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man. No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.
Plato

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
Plato

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
Albert Schweitzer

Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.
Karl Marx

Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities.
Bertrand Russell
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Compulsion Translations

compulsion in German is Zwang
compulsion in Latin is coactum

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