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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

The mind cannot support moral chaos for long. Men are under as strong a compulsion to invent an ethical setting for their behavior as spiders are to weave themselves webs.
John Dos Passos

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

I'm condemned by some inner compulsion to think about the daily rituals of my life. I have a low grade fever for improving myself in many ways, including everyday tasks.
Alan Alda

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.
Alfred Hitchcock

Celibacy is not a matter of compulsion. Someone is accepted as a priest only when he does it of his own accord.
Pope Benedict XVI
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Compulsion Translations

compulsion in German is Zwang
compulsion in Latin is coactum
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