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compulsion

noun [S or U] (FORCE)    /kəmˈpʌl.ʃən/
a force that makes you do something: He seems to be driven by some kind of inner compulsion. [+ to infinitive] We were under no compulsion to attend. Don't feel under any compulsion to take me with you. → See also compelCausing somebody to actUrging and persuading
(Definition of compulsion noun (FORCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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