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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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Expressing displeasure over the menace, Raj urged the public not to feed the monkeys, adding that feeding the animal should be made a punishable offence.
The House also urged relevant government agencies to be alive to their responsibilities and fashion out modern strategies that would combat the menace.
Supporting the suggestion of PML-N's Malik Muhammad Ahmed regarding constitution of committee, the chair said that it could help the government in formulation of effective strategy to save the youth from the menace.
La secretaire generale de la federation des metiers et services, Hayet Trabelsi, a menace d'une escalade dans la cadence des mouvements de protestation, avec une greve de 3 jours des agents des stations-service, et ce dans une declaration publiee dans la livraison de ce samedi 13 avril du quotidien Achourouk.
Saeed Khan said smuggling affects growth of national economy, development and time has come that people of all walks of life should come forward and support the department to get rid of menace of smuggling.
She said Pakistan has defeated the menace of extremism and terrorism after devising a concerted national strategy to get rid of the menace.
Iqbal Mehmood said that Afghanistan was the major reason behind the menace of drugs in the country because the country was badly affected by the smuggling of drugs from Afghanistan.
Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar expressed displeasure yesterday on the Mat Rempit menace.
Cette commission, chargA@e d'A@laborer une approche globale de lutte contre la menace transnationale du terrorisme et de l[euro]*extrA@misme violent en Afrique, s'apprA te A lancer une initiative pour aider les Etats membres A A@laborer une "approche harmonisA@e" pour faire face A la menace des terroristes A@trangers et africains de retour dans leurs pays respectifs, a prA@cisA@ , en marge du 30e sommet des chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement de l'UA.
He demanded of the federal and provincial authorities concerned to educate people about the menace of quackery, increase the strength of qualified doctors in rural and urban slums and launch a crackdown on quacks to eliminate this menace from the society.
Mike Stirling, head of Beano Studios Scotland, insisted Dennis hadn't been a menace for years.