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Noun: extortion  ik'stor-shun
  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)

Derived forms: extortions

Type of: daylight robbery [Brit], exaction, felony, overcharge

Encyclopedia: Extortion