Definition Of extortion

noun

the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.

Brute force, extortion , and bribery are not a policy, they are the last refuge of a mafioso.

Example Of extortion

  • extortion rackets

  • According to The Nation newspaper, the extortionists who were mostly of Indian origin would pick on Indian traders.

  • According to the reports, many of these extortioners are recently released prisoners.

  • At the least, we can ask that American citizens not pay extortion money to enemy governments in a time of war.

  • Bribery puts dirty money into the hands of politicians, but corrupt politicians are exposed to extortion from mafiosos.


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