Part of speech: noun

Forcible or unjust exaction; something extorted.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "extortion":

  1. But that is infamous extortion! - "A Damaged Reputation", Harold Bindloss.
  2. As Julia answered him in the affirmative, his countenance expressed a lively satisfaction; and seating himself by her side, he continued the conversation thus:- 'If I thought that you intended to stay for any length of time in the city, I should venture upon a fresh extortion from your friendship by asking you to lend me your little villa at Aricia! - "Antonina", Wilkie Collins.
  3. Long experience had taught them that a visit from a Turkish Zaptieh meant extortion of some sort. - "By Desert Ways to Baghdad", Louisa Jebb.