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

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca