Definition of Extort. Meaning of Extort. Synonyms of Extort
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Definition of Extort
ExtortExtort 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
2. (Law) To get by the offense of extortion. See Extortion,
Extort Ex*tort", v. i.
To practice extortion. [Obs.] --Spenser.
Extort Ex*tort", p. p. & a. [L. extortus. p. p.]
Extorted. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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