- force and fear
in the law of contract in Scotland, the term used for cases of extortion where a party contracts as a result of some force. The fear aspect may reflect the need for the party to have made the choice of entering the contract instead of meeting the force as a result of a serious threat and preventing contracts being set aside because of vain or foolish fear: see Hislop v . Dickson Motors (Forres) Ltd 1978 SLT (Notes) 73.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.
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