extortion

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an exorbitant charge

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unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority)

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the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)

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As money ran out, the Castellis were cornered, repeatedly turned back at every port and border by a Fascist bureaucracy and extortionary pettifoggery in which the French were disgracefully complicit.
We live in a remote canyon where very few are willing to pay the extortionary sums demanded by the power company to string electrical lines over craggy peaks and wooded valleys to their secluded homes, and as a consequence of this challenging geography we know more off-grid folks than we can count on our collective fingers and toes.
The department's bad reputation opens the city up to extortionary claims.
For example,, a consideration of those instances in which the state enables particular private interests to acquire extortionary gains in the Old Testament would seem to be fertile ground for drawing connections to research in the modern economics of corruption literature.
This type of legislation requires that many public agencies raise their own financing, typically through extortionary fees and inspections.
Many of the extortionary groups are separatist-extremist organizations, supported indirectly by Pakistan and by corrupt Assam officials who receive kickbacks.