Definition of 'extortion'
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The next year he and 16 others were found guilty of charges including extortion and murder. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They have also been involved in drug smuggling and extortion. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But the family that thrives on violence and extortion can't lie low for long. The Sun (2013)The men are charged with extortion, drug trafficking and robbery. The Sun (2011)He has already been sentenced in absentia to multiple life terms for murder, extortion and drug trafficking. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Those who can, take to the boats where they become prey to extortion and murder by human traffickers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They know the terrain, they invest in construction and have highly efficient companies which allow them to launder money from extortion and drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A couple's extortion attempt goes wrong. The Sun (2009)He added: 'The mafia is not only those who act with violence and extortion. Times, Sunday Times (2012)All were accused of drugs and arms trafficking, money laundering, extortion and conspiracy to murder. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was jailed for six years in Munich after admitting fraud, attempted fraud and attempted extortion. The Sun (2009)The Swiss businessman is on trial on charges of fraud and extortion and faces a ten-year jail term. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The best parts of the book are its descriptions of mafia activities outside the well-known ones of construction, drug dealing and extortion. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They have remained out of the public eye since, but their lawyers flew to the Bahamas to notify police of the extortion attempt. The Sun (2009)
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Used Occasionally. extortion is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'extortion'
British English: extortion NOUN
Extortion is the crime of obtaining something from someone, especially money, by using force or threats.
He has been charged with extortion and abusing his powers.
Definition of extortion from the Collins English Dictionary
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