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16:58 Jan 30, 2003
French to English translations [PRO] Law/Patents / police
French term or phrase:contraindre
Faute par vous de deferer a cette lettre convocation sans empechement legitime, avis sera donné au Procureur de la Republique qui pourra vous contraindre a comparaitre par la force publique.
I think of CONSTRAIN as meaning IMPRISON. STOP SOMEONE DOING SOMETHING. But can someoneone be "constrained to appear by the police"?