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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The felonious act of taking money (as by threats of violence); An unfair and ridiculously high charge.

Usage examples (25)
  • Fraud can also be linked to other serious criminal activity taking place outside the organization, including extortion and money laundering.
  • The extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty
  • Their pertinacity in extortion is said to be marvellous.
  • Public frustration with government extortion is increasing. for more
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