Etymology
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extortion (n.)

"the act of extorting, the act or of wresting anything from a person by force, duress, menace, authority, or any undue exercise of power, oppressive or illegal exaction," c. 1300, from Latin extortionem (nominative extortio) "a twisting out, extorting," noun of action from past-participle stem of extorquere "wrench out, wrest away, to obtain by force," from ex "out" (see ex-) + torquere "to twist" (from PIE root *terkw- "to twist").

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Definitions of extortion

extortion (n.)
an exorbitant charge;
extortion (n.)
unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority);
the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty
extortion (n.)
the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence);
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