Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Forcing; compulsory; having the power to impel or restrain.
  • Acting in concurrence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Serving to compel or constrain; compulsory; restrictive.
  • adjective Acting in concurrence; united in action.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete Serving to compel or constrain; compulsory; restrictive.
  • adjective Acting in concurrence; united in action.

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Examples

  • Church in the name of the sovereign and under his authority, possess any coactive strength, executive power, or terrestrial authority, it is evident that these ministers can inflict only spiritual punishments.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • A compulsive, coactive, punitive, or corrective power, formally political, is also granted to the political magistrate in matters of religion, in reference to all sorts of persons and things under his jurisdiction.

    The Divine Right of Church Government by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London

  • This jurisdiction, the actual power of ruling is legislative, judicial, or coactive.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • The two are not coactive, but the Evil is, so to speak, the only activity invading the passive sphere or abyss of

    Christian Doctrine of Sin

  • In the growth of the embryo, Sir Everard Home I think noticed that the evolution was not from one central point, but coactive from three or more points.

    Essays — Second Series

  • "Physical necessity," again, exists wherever there is either a causal connection between antecedents and consequents in the material world, or even a coactive and compulsory constraint in the moral world.

    Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws

  • Then will be felt, and too late will be acknowledged, the ruin which follows the disjoining of religion from the state, the separation of morality from policy, and the giving conscience no concern and no coactive or coercive force in the most material of all the social ties, the principle of our obligations to government.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 04 (of 12)

  • For controllability in tight corners and when executing U-turns, K-ACT's coactive function does not engage when braking is initiated at speeds below 12mph

    Top Speed

  • For controllability in tight corners and when executing U-turns, K-ACT's coactive function does not engage when braking is initiated at speeds below 12mph

    Top Speed

  • For controllability in tight corners and when executing U-turns, K-ACT's coactive function does not engage when braking is initiated at speeds below 12mph

    Top Speed

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