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    extortion

    extortion - Dictionary definition and meaning for word extortion

    Definition
    (noun) an exorbitant charge Definition
    (noun) unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority)
    Example Sentence
    • the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty
    Definition
    (noun) the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)
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