Meaning of “duress” in the English Dictionary

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"duress" in American English

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duressnoun [ U ]

us /dʊˈres/

threats used to force a person to do something:

He signed the contract under duress.

(Definition of “duress” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"duress" in Business English

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duressnoun [ U ]

uk /djʊˈres/ us LAW

threats used to force someone to do something:

Clarke's defence involved claims of duress and allegations he had been framed by the police.
He claimed he had been acting under duress.

(Definition of “duress” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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