Definition of Extort. Meaning of Extort. Synonyms of Extort

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Definition of Extort

Extort
Extort Ex*tort", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Extorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Extorting.] [L. extortus, p. p. of extorquere to twist or wrench out, to extort; ex out + torquere to turn about, twist. See Torsion.] 1. To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt. 2. (Law) To get by the offense of extortion. See Extortion, 2.
Extort
Extort Ex*tort", v. i. To practice extortion. [Obs.] --Spenser.
Extort
Extort Ex*tort", p. p. & a. [L. extortus. p. p.] Extorted. [Obs.] --Spenser.

Meaning of Extort from wikipedia

- intended recipient) to commit the crime of extortion. In England and Wales extorting property and money by coercion is the offence of Blackmail which covers...
- argued that he was the victim of a jealous father whose only goal was to extort money from him. In October 1994, Mary A. Fischer of GQ magazine reported...
- Pleasant Bridgewater. Bridgewater was charged with abetment to extort and conspiracy to extort and resigned from the Senate as a result of the allegations...
- Chandler and David Shwartz where it can be heard that the pair were trying to extort money from Michael claiming "he will be humiliated beyond belief if I don't...
- Gantcho Ganev, from Bulgaria. The body was held for ransom in an attempt to extort money from Oona Chaplin. The pair were caught in a large police operation...
- concerned parents and warned that this is only one of a variety of schemes to extort money and information from people. The Colombian police have not confirmed...
- his way. Henry also returned to the public some of the money supposedly extorted by the two ministers. By contrast, Henry's view of the House of York –...
- Jackson used to argue that he was the victim of a jealous father trying to extort money. Jackson's older sister La Toya accused him of being a pedophile,...
- that the letters had been obtained by blackmailers who had attempted to extort money from him, but he had refused, suggesting they should take the £60...
- of Ono's bodyguards was arrested after he was allegedly taped trying to extort $2 million from her. The tapes revealed that he threatened to release private...
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