intimidation

  

Definition

Unlawful act of intentionally coercing or frightening someone to do (or to not do) something against his or her will, such as forcing someone to give money by threat of violence. Commission of a crime under intimidation may avail an accused the defense of acting under duress.

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  • The Internet has become a place of intimidation for many due to the ability for people bullying and trolling to remain anonymous from the victim.

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  • There was an element of intimidation involved in meeting the vice president for the first time, but fortunately he was nice.

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  • The bully at the school used a variety of intimidation tactics to make us all feel fear and give him our lunch money.

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