1. [ noun ] unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority)

: "the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty"

Related terms: exaction extort
2. [ noun ] (accounting,business) an exorbitant charge
Related terms: overcharge extort
3. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)
Related terms: felony blackmail protection shakedown extort
Similar spelling:   extortioner