The practice of obtaining something, esp. money, through force or threats
an exorbitant charge
unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority); "the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty"
the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)
(extortionist) blackmailer: a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
(extort) obtain through intimidation
(extort) obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
Extortion, outwresting, and/or exaction is a criminal offense which occurs when a person unlawfully obtains either money, property or services from a person(s), entity, or institution, through coercion. Refraining from doing harm is sometimes euphemistically called protection. ...
the practice of extorting money or other property, especially by a public official, by the use of threats
(extort) To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to ...
(extort) to obtain by violent threats
(extort) to get money from someone through threats
Forcing a person to give up property in a thing through the use of violence, fear or under pretense of authority.
threats or violence to force another to do something.
A criminal offense, extortion occurs when one party blackmails another or takes property or money through threats or intimidation.
An act of utilising, either directly or indirectly, a person’s power or knowledge to demand unmerited cooperation or compensation as a result of coercive threats.
The act of obtaining property or inducing an action by illegal means, including force or coercion.
Taking money by force, threats or deception or by excessive overcharging.
Threatening someone in order to force them to give you money or do something for you.
crimes. In a large sense it, signifies any oppression, under color of right: but in a more strict sense it means the unlawful taking by any officer, by color of his office, of any money or thing of value that is not due to him, or more than is due, or before it is due. 4 Bl. Com. 141; 1 Hawk. P. ...
Surrender of property away from the premises as a result of a threat to do bodily harm to the named insured, relative or invitee who is being held captive.
Use of “mild” threats or intimidation to demand money or something of value from another (no weapon).
Crime of taking money by threat, force or misuse of authority.
Obtaining money or other goods through the abuse of authority. (2.6)
The act of taking another's property with consent when such consent is coerced by threat to injure a victim's person, property, or reputation.