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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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A financial services firm facing an extortionary local government may simply move, at relatively small cost, to another jurisdiction with a less extortionary government.
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.
And of course this also goes for the retiree Tea-baggers who show up at their Tea Parties to inveigh against the government--except the agency that prints their social security checks, or the other one that pays for their liver transplants (while 40-million unretired, un-insured Americans under sixty-five get slammed with extortionary hospital bills for twenty-thousand dollar routine appendectomies that end up bankrupting them).
Roberto proves effortless prey for an extortionary trap; he's sued for child support and inheritance rights but not by his young lover.
Konrad (2003): "Human Capital Investment and Globalization in Extortionary States", Journal of Public Economics 87, pp.
The main objective of the UDRP was to fight cybersquatting, which is in essence the practice of registering a domain name very similar to a trademark for the purpose of subsequently offering it to the trademark holder at an extortionary price.
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.