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menace

(1) A threat of violence used to secure a contract. Such a contract can be set aside, just as a contract secured by duress. (2) A threat of violence to another, such as a trespasser. Some state statutes allow the use of force to protect one's home,but do not include the ability to menace another in order to protect one's home.

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COVENTRY'S under-12 teams both enjoyed victories with Blaze taking down Kingston 9-1 and Mercian Menace seeing off Sutton Sting.
The survey, commissioned by Video Arts, the corporate learning experts, looked at how people deal with meeting menaces such as the ``waffler, the ``dominator'', the ``idea assassin,'' the ``turf warrior and the interrupter''.
The Hughes Brothers' Menace II Society provided the kind of movie experience I've seldom had since childhood, intense experiences that had as much to do with adolescent hormonal raging as anything, experiences in which surrender to the narrative was total.
He said that if you love your life you should 'Say No to Drugs', adding that this walk has been organized to create awareness among students about the menace of drugs.
Depuis l'attaque terroriste de Sousse en juin 2015, les autorites britanniques travaillent en etroite collaboration avec les autorites tunisiennes sur l'enquete relative a l'attaque et sur la menace elargie des groupes terroristes en Tunisie, indique le FCO.
S'exprimant a l'occasion d'un deplacement sur un chantier naval du Connecticut (nord-est) oE sont construits les sous-marins nucleaires d'attaque, le chef du Pentagone a passe en revue les differentes menaces pesant sur la securite des Etats-Unis, parmi lesquels l'Iran, la Coree du Nord et les attaques sur internet.
The description of Dennis the Menace does sound like me when I was young.
He has always been a menace and this new toffee-nosed kid will not wash with the readers.
COVENTRY'S Mercian Menace under-14s failed to convert their dominance into a win as the Nottingham Ice Cats triumphed 4-3 at the Skydome.
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FAISALABAD -- The speakers at a seminar stressed the need for creating awareness among people about narcotics to save the youth from this menace.