moral suasion

Definition

An application of pressure, but not force, by an authority (such as the Federal Reserve Board) to get members to adhere to a policy.

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There was a lot of moral suasion that they performed on the people and that had an impact on all of the people in the country a lot.

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The risky lending practices by certain banks was met with a government enforced moral suasion which included tedious investigations and financial review.

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Gene was starting to feel more anxious by the day and tired of the condo board's moral suasion, as they had been emailing him about considering taking down his large inflatable palm tree from the public deck.

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