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  • An irrational need to perform some action, often despite negative consequences.
         During the basketball game, I had a sudden compulsion to smoke; however, I did not have any cigarettes with me.
  • The lawful use of violence (i.e. by the Administration).
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



COMPULSION, n. The eloquence of power.
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue



Com*pul"sion (?), n. [L. compulsio. See Compel.] 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.

If reasons were as plentiful as blackberries, I would give no man a reason upon compulsion.
Shak.

With what compulsion and laborious flight
We sunk thus low.
Milton.

Syn. -- See Constraint.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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