Contemplating Health Care Reform

Friday, April 2, 2010



Pronunciation: \kō-ˈərs\
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): co•erced; co•erc•ing
Etymology: Middle English cohercen, from Anglo-French *cohercer Latin coercēre, from co- + arcēre to shut up, enclose — more at ark

Date: 15th century

1 : to restrain or dominate by force
2 : to compel to an act or choice
3 : to achieve by force or threat

synonyms see force

— co•erc•ible \-ˈər-sə-bəl\ adjective

Your healthcare is now coerced by the state.

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