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- n. Any control, either formal or informal, that is exerted by a group, especially by one's peers
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- n. control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
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In the end there appeared a real danger in the domain of casuistry — the possibility that, in its hands, the specification and specialized appli - cation of general rules essential to social control and the moralization of everyday life would turn into their dissolution — differently expressed, that casuistry which up to then had been a relativized absolutism would degenerate into an absolute relativism.