coercive power

  

Definition

Authority or power that is dependent on fear, suppression of free will, and/or use of punishment or threat, for its existence.

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  • The place had a lot if coercive power and could rule people with fear and control, which made them very dangerous.

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  • Some times a manager may utilize his coercive power to get his subordinate to do something they don't want to do.

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  • If you have a great amount of coercive power you can get people to do most anything you ask of them/

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