extortion

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  • noun

Synonyms for extortion

Words related to extortion

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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Fraudsters, extortioners, criminals, terrorists, or simply the deranged may attack any company through its voice network.
He told how on more than one occasion he lent the bachelor - who lived with his mum - cash to pay one of his Welsh extortioners.
It was not often that the French revolutionaries had a good word to say about the ministerial despots of the old regime, and particularly about such renowned extortioners as the Abbe Terray.
THE terrified mum of an Altcourse prisoner says she was targeted by extortioners who forced her to pay more than PS1,700 to secure her son's protection.
It added that Lemanski had made slanderous accusations against Hoser, who headed the Pallottine order in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide, and depicted the Polish church as "a center for rapists, pedophiles, hypocrites, extortioners and drunkards.