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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 du·ress /dʊˈrɛs ||djʊ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Du·ress n.
 1. Hardship; constraint; pressure; imprisonment; restraint of liberty.
    The agreements . . . made with the landlords during the time of slavery, are only the effect of duress and force.   --Burke.
 2. Law The state of compulsion or necessity in which a person is influenced, whether by the unlawful restrain of his liberty or by actual or threatened physical violence, to incur a civil liability or to commit an offense.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Du·ress v. t. To subject to duress. “The party duressed.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : compulsory force or threat; "confessed under duress"