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extortion meaning and definition

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Definition of extortion (noun)

  1. an exorbitant charge
  2. unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority)
    • "the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty"
  3. the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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