Hardship; constraint; pressure; imprisonment; restraint of liberty.
The state of compulsion or necessity in which a person is influenced, whether by the unlawful restrain of his liberty or by actual or threatened physical violence, to incur a civil liability or to commit an offense.
A situation as to where a person is forced to act through fear of personal suffering.
Unlawful threats, pressure, or force that induce a person to act contrary to his or her intentions; duress, if proved, will allow a party to disavow a contract
Compulsion, pressure or coercion under protest.
coercion or compulsory force meant to compel someone to do something against their will.
Unlawful threats, pressure, or force that induces a person to act contrary to his or her intentions, if proved, it allows a party to disavow a contract.
Unlawful pressure (e.g., force, threats, physical restraint) on a person to do what he or she would not otherwise have done. Class
compulsory force or threat; "confessed under duress"
Coercion or action exercised upon a person to force or induce them to action against their will. Contracts entered into under duress are voidable under the law.
Unlawful pressure to perform an act.
force, commonly under unlawful threat of harm or injury; also, an affirmative defense to an intentional tort; or against the enforcement of a prenuptial agreement (e.g., that it was signed under duress.)
Where a person is prevented from acting (or not acting) according to their free will, by threats or force of another, it is said to be "under duress". Contracts signed under duress are voidable and, in may places, you cannot be convicted of a crime if you can prove that you were forced or threatened into committing the crime.
Use of force or threat to make a person act; makes a contract voidable.
A state in which the improper, threatening or coercive actions of another place a person in a disadvantage psychological position. A person is not bound by a contract she enters while under duress.
When one party induces another into entering into a contract by use or threat of force, violence or other similar means, the contract was realized by duress. The contract would be voidable at the option of the victim. If the definition you're searching for is not listed, please feel free to email us.
A legal defense used when an otherwise criminal act is committed under threat of imminent death or serious bodily harm to the defendant or to his or her immediate family.
A condition under which one is forced to act against one's will
A duress property marks a secondary enrolled fingerprint as an alarm to the underlying application. This feature protects a person that is forced to place a fingerprint for authentication.
A situation where one is threatened or forced into entering a contract against his free will. The use of threat or coercion to induce one to do something he might not otherwise do.
Refers to conduct that has the effect of compelling another person to do what he or she would not otherwise do. It is a recognized defense to any act, such as a crime, contractual breach or tort, all of which must be voluntary to create liability or responsibility.
The threat of violence, force or undue pressure to coerce a person into an action against one's will.
Unlawful constraint exercised upon a person whereby he is forced to do an act against his will. top
Unlawful constraint or action exercised upon a person whereby the person is forced to perform an act against his or her will. A contract entered into under duress is void able.
Act of forcing an individual or business to do something against their will and can be used as a legitimate defense in court to reverse the effect of the compelled act.
Affirmative defense where defendants allege that they had no criminal intent but were forced to commit the crime.
Duress or coercion (as a term of jurisprudence) is a possible legal defense, usually as exculpation rather than excuse, by which defendants argue that they should not be held liable because the actions that broke the law were only performed out of an immediate fear of injury. Black's Law Dictionary (6th ed.) defines duress as "any unlawful threat or coercion used... to induce another to act [or not act] in a manner [they] otherwise would not [or would]." The notion of duress must be distinguished both from undue influence in the civil law and from necessity which might be described as a form of duress by force of circumstances.
Duress in the context of contract law is a common law defence, and if you are successful in proving that the contract is vitiated by duress, you can rescind the contract, since it is then voidable.