Extortion is a criminal offense of obtaining money, property, or services from an
institution, through coercion. It is sometimes euphemistically referred to as a ...
Most states define extortion as the gaining of property or money by almost any
kind of force, or threat of 1) violence, 2) property damage, 3) harm to reputation, ...
the crime of getting money from someone by the use of force or threats. Source:
Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary. Examples: extortion in a sentence.
Extortion definition, an act or instance of extorting. See more.
Extortion. The obtaining of property from another induced by wrongful use of
actual or threatened force, violence, or fear, or under color of official right. Under
Extort definition, to wrest or wring (money, information, etc.) from a person by
violence, intimidation, or abuse of authority; obtain by force, torture, threat, or the
Extortion is a crime in which one person forces another person to do something
against his will, generally to give up money or other property, by threat of ...
extortion. 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 ...
Extortion is the obtaining of property from another, with his consent, or the
obtaining of an official act of a public officer, induced by a wrongful use of force or
Though states provide a wide range of penalties for extortion, the crime is most
often punished as a felony offense. A felony is the most serious category of crime,