extortion: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ik-stôr'shun), [key]
- an act or instance of extorting.
- the crime of obtaining money or some other thing of value by the abuse of one's office or authority.
- oppressive or illegal exaction, as of excessive price or interest: the extortions of usurers.
- anything extorted.
- extortion (Thesaurus)