|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|