extortion

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the practice of extorting money or other property, especially by a public official, by the use of threats
the practice of obtaining by violence or compulsion
The act of extorting; the act or practice of wresting anything from a person by force, by threats, or by any undue exercise of power; undue exaction; overcharge
Extortion is the crime of obtaining something from someone, especially money, by using force or threats. He has been charged with extortion and abusing his powers. Unlawful exaction of money or property through intimidation or undue exercise of authority. It may include threats of physical harm, criminal prosecution, or public exposure. Some forms of threat, especially those made in writing, are occasionally singled out for separate statutory treatment as blackmail. See also bribery
{n} an unlawful exaction, oppression
1 In common law, the corrupt collection by a public official of an excessive or unauthorized fee; punishable as a misdemeanor Under modern society the offense includes illegal taking of money by anyone who employs threats, or other illegal use of fear to coercion, to obtain money, and whose conduct falls short of the threat to personal safety required for robbery Extortion is used interchangeably with blackmail and is commonly punished as a felony
unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority); "the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty"
The offense committed by an officer who corruptly claims and takes, as his fee, money, or other thing of value, that is not due, or more than is due, or before it is due
an exorbitant charge
That which is extorted or exacted by force
To use one's position or office to obtain money or other things of value, when none is due or not so much is due, or before it is due Oppressive, threatening or illegal extraction??, as of excessive price or interest
the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence) unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority); "the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty"
{i} blackmail, use of intimidation or force in order to obtain something (money, information, etc.)
the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)
Forcing a person to give up property in a thing through the use of violence, fear or under pretense of authority
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To obtain by means of the offense of extortion
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To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt
extortionist
someone who extorts; an extortioner
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to obtain by violence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity
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{v} to get by force, wrest, take too much
extortioner
{n} one who practises extortion
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obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
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Extorted
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To practice extortion
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get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
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obtain through intimidation
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get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
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To get by the offense of extortion
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See Extortion, 2
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{f} obtain (money, information, etc.) through threat or intimidation, blackmail
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If someone extorts money from you, they get it from you using force, threats, or other unfair or illegal means. Corrupt government officials were extorting money from him Her kidnapper extorted a £175,000 ransom for her release. = extract. to illegally force someone to give you something, especially money, by threatening them blackmail extort sth from sb (past participle of extorquere, from torquere )
extortioner
One who practices extortion
extortioner
someone who extorts; an extortionist
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{i} one who obtains (money, information, etc.) through force or intimidation, blackmailer
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a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
extortionist
a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
extortionist
{i} one who obtains (money, information, etc.) through force or intimidation, blackmailer
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An extortionist is a person who commits the crime of obtaining something from someone by using force or threats
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