Extortion+by+threats

  • 1 Extortion — Exact redirects here. For the exact sciences, see Exact science. Extort redirects here. For the album by KMFDM, see XTORT …

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  • 2 extortion racket — ➔ racket * * * extortion racket UK US noun [C] ► an organized illegal activity in which a person or group tries to get money from someone by using force or threats: »Ten people have been arrested on charges of running an extortion racket in the… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Extortion — Ex*tor tion, n. [F. extorsion.] 1. The act of extorting; the act or practice of wresting anything from a person by force, by threats, or by any undue exercise of power; undue exaction; overcharge. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The offense committed by… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 extortion — [ek stôr′shən, ikstôr′shən] n. [ME extorcioun < OFr extorcion < LL(Ec) extorsio < L extortus] 1. a) the act of extorting, or getting money, etc. by threats, misuse of authority, etc.: sometimes applied to the exaction of too high a price …

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  • 5 extortion — /ik stawr sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of extorting. 2. Law. the crime of obtaining money or some other thing of value by the abuse of one s office or authority. 3. oppressive or illegal exaction, as of excessive price or interest: the… …

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  • 6 extortion — extort ex‧tort [ɪkˈstɔːt ǁ ɔːrt] verb [transitive] LAW to illegally force someone to give you money by threatening them: extort money from/​out of somebody • Smith was arrested on suspicion of having extorted property and money from at least 18… …

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  • 7 extortion — [[t]ɪkstɔ͟ː(r)ʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT 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 …

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  • 8 extortion — UK [ɪkˈstɔː(r)ʃ(ə)n] / US [ɪkˈstɔrʃ(ə)n] noun [uncountable] Word forms extortion : singular extortion plural extortions a crime in which someone gets money or information from someone else by using force or threats Derived word: extortionist noun …

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  • 9 extortion — extort ► VERB ▪ obtain by force, threats, or other unfair means. DERIVATIVES extorter noun extortion noun extortioner noun extortionist noun extortive adjective. ORIGIN Latin extorquere, from torquere twist …

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  • 10 extortion — noun the practice of extorting money or other property, especially by a public official, by the use of threats Syn: blackmailing …

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  • 11 extortion — ex|tor|tion [ ık stɔrʃn ] noun uncount a crime in which someone gets money or information using force or threats ╾ ex|tor|tion|ist noun count …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 extortion — [ɪkˈstɔːʃ(ə)n] noun [U] a crime of getting money or information from someone by using force or threats extortionist noun [C] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 13 blackmail —    extortion by threats    Mail was a tribute or tax, becoming black when paid by a Lowland Scot to a Highlander:     And what is black mail? A sort of protection money that Low country gentlemen... pay to some Highland chief that he may neither… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 14 Title 18 of the United States Code — is the criminal and penal code of the federal government of the United States. It deals with federal crimes and criminal procedure.Part I Crimes*usctc|18|1|pipe=Chapter 1: General Provisions:This chapter consists of General Provisions. §1 is… …

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  • 15 Baiting (trolling) — This page is about an internet trolling technique, for the fraud method see bait and switch. Baiting is similar to trolling, baiters try to elicit a response from other users. The response is supposed to be embarrassing to the user in question,… …

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  • 16 Pleasant Valley (town), New York — Pleasant Valley is a town in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The population was 9,066 at the 2000 census.The Town of Pleasant Valley is centrally located in the county, northeast of the City of Poughkeepsie. US Route 44 passes through… …

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  • 17 Punisher — Infobox superhero caption = Promotional art for The Punisher #31 Art by Tim Bradstreet. character name = The Punisher publisher = Marvel Comics debut = Amazing Spider Man #129 (Feb. 1974) creators = Gerry Conway Ross Andru John Romita, Sr. full… …

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  • 18 Santangelo v. RIAA — Elektra v. Santangelo (2005) was a case heard before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, filed by Elektra Entertainment Group as one of approximately 13,000 lawsuits that the Recording Industry Association of… …

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  • 19 blackmail — n. 1. Tribute (paid for immunity from robbery), brigand tax. 2. Hush money, bribe to keep silence. 3. Extortion by threats …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 concussio — /kat)kash(iy)ow/ In the civil law, the offense of extortion by threats of violence …

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