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duress of goods: a wrongful threat to detain or the actual detaining of another party's property that leaves the party no alternative but to agree to a transaction
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.