Results for extort

Definitions of extort:

part of speech: verb transitive

To obtain by threats, violence, or injustice.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To practice extortion.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To practice extortion. " To whom they never gave any penny of entertainment, but let them feed upon the countries, and extort upon all men where they came."- Spenser.

part of speech: verb

To wrest or wring from; to draw from by force; to gain from by violence or injustice.

part of speech: verb transitive

To obtain from by force or compulsion; to wrest or wring from by physical force, by menace, duress, violence, torture, authority, or by any illegal means; as, conquerors extort contributions from the vanquished; confessions of guilt are extorted by the rack; a promise extorted by duress is not binding; in law, to take illegally under color of office, as any money or valuable not due, or more than is due; said of public officers.

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