Associations to the word «Extortion»

Wiktionary

EXTORTION, noun. The practice of extorting money or other property by the use of force or threats.

Dictionary definition

EXTORTION, noun. An exorbitant charge.
EXTORTION, noun. Unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority); "the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty".
EXTORTION, noun. The felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence).

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne