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  Definition of extortion
  1. the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)
  2. unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority); "the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty"
  3. an exorbitant charge
Hyponyms: blackmail, protection, tribute, shakedown

 

Derivational Morphology: extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring

 

 
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