The act of extorting; the act or practice of wresting anything from a person by force, by threats, or by any undue exercise of power; undue exaction; overcharge.
The offense committed by an officer who corruptly claims and takes, as his fee, money, or other thing of value, that is not due, or more than is due, or before it is due.
That which is extorted or exacted by force.
The use of violence or fear, or the pretense of authority, to force a person to give up property.
A criminal offense, extortion occurs when one party blackmails another or takes property or money through threats or intimidation.
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)
Obtaining another's property by actual or threatened force, fear or violence.
Misappropriation of another's property by means of threatening bodily harm. See full article titled Extortion.
The surrender of property away from the premises as a result of a threat to do bodily harm to the named insured, its relatives, or invitee who is being held captive.
to obtain property or money by the use of violence, threats or intimidation.
"n. obtaining money or property by threat to a victim's property or loved ones, intimidation, or false claim of a right (such as pretending to be an IRS agent). It is a felony in all states, except that a direct threat to harm the victim is usually treated as the crime of robbery. Blackmail is a form of extortion in which the threat is to expose embarrassing, damaging information to family, friends or the public. See also: blackmail robbery theft "
Illegally obtaining money or property by force, threat, intimidation, or undue or illegal power.
Use of "mild" threats or intimidation to demand money or something of value from another (no weapon).
To use one's position or office to obtain money or other things of value, when none is due or not so much is due, or before it is due. Oppressive, threatening or illegal extraction - as of excessive price or interest.
Extortion is form of corruption which occurs when a person obtains money, behaviour, or other goods and/or services from another by wrongfully threatening or inflicting harm to his person, reputation, or property. Euphemistically, refraining from doing harm is sometimes called protection.
Forcing a person to give up property in a thing through the use of violence, fear or under pretense of authority.
Extortion is a criminal offense, which occurs when a person either obtains money, property or services from another through coercion or intimidation or threatens one with physical harm unless they are paid money or property. Refraining from doing harm is sometimes euphemistically called protection. Extortion is commonly practiced by organized crime groups.