Intimidation
Intimidation In*tim`i*da"tion, n. [Cf. F. intimidation.] The act of making timid or fearful or of deterring by threats; the state of being intimidated; as, the voters were kept from the polls by intimidation. [1913 Webster]

The king carried his measures in Parliament by intimidation. --Paley. [1913 Webster]


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  • intimidation — [ ɛ̃timidasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1552; de intimider ♦ Action d intimider (1o) volontairement; son résultat. ⇒ menace, pression. User de l intimidation. Manœuvres d intimidation. ⇒ bluff, chantage. Ils sont « d avis que l autorité repose sur l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Intimidation — (also called cowing) is intentional behavior which would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities fear of injury or harm. It s not necessary to prove that the behavior was so violent as to cause terror or that the victim was actually… …   Wikipedia

  • intimidation — index admonition, coercion, deterrence, deterrent, fear, fright, menace, pressure, threat …   Law dictionary

  • intimidation — 1650s, noun of action from INTIMIDATE (Cf. intimidate); perhaps modeled on Fr. intimidation …   Etymology dictionary

  • intimidation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ physical, psychological, verbal ▪ voter ▪ There were signs of voting fraud and voter intimidation. VERB + INTIMIDATION ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Intimidation — L animal, comme chez l humain, peut prendre une posture menaçante ou intimidante. L intimidation est un comportement intentionnel causant psychologiquement la peur d être blessé à un individu. Il n est pas nécessairement prouvé que le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • INTIMIDATION — n. f. Action d’intimider. Mesures, moyens d’intimidation. Politique d’intimidation. Ce magistrat usa de l’intimidation pour faire parler le prévenu …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • intimidation — (in ti mi da sion ; en vers, de six syllabes) s. f. Action d intimider ; effet de cette action.    Système d intimidation, politique qui emploie des moyens de rigueur. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Hors toute intimidation, RABEL. Epistre dedic..… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • intimidation — noun The act of making timid or fearful or of deterring by threats; the state of being intimidated; as, the voters were kept from the polls by intimidation. See Also: intimidate, intimidating, intimidatingly …   Wiktionary

  • intimidation — Unlawful coercion; extortion; duress; putting in fear. To take, or attempt to take, by intimidation means willfully to take, or attempt to take, by putting in fear of bodily harm. Such fear must arise from the willful conduct of the accused,… …   Black's law dictionary

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