英 [djʊ(ə)'res; 'djʊəres]
来自拉丁语durus, 硬，词源同endure, tree.引申义强硬，胁迫。
- duress:  Etymologically, duress means literally ‘hardness’, and that was what it was used for when English first acquired it. It comes via Old French duresse from Latin dūritia, a derivative of the adjective dūrus ‘hard’ (from which English gets during). The current sense ‘constraint’ developed during the 15th century.
=> during, endure
- duress (n.)
- early 14c., "harsh or severe treatment," from Old French duresse, from Latin duritia "hardness," from durus "hard" (see endure). For Old French -esse, compare fortress. Sense of "coercion, compulsion" is from 1590s.
- 1. He signed the confession under duress .
- 2. He claimed that he signed the confession under duress.
- 3. Those who acted under duress shall go unpunished.
- 4. These unequal treaties were made under duress.
- 5. The chief criminals shall be punished without fail, those who are accomplices under duress shall go unpunished and those who perform deeds of merIt'shall be rewarded.
- 首恶必办, 胁从不问,立功受奖.
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