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

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
John Adams