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Extort

To compel or coerce, as in a confession or information, by any means serving to overcome the other's power of resistance, thus making the confession or admission involuntary. To gain by wrongful methods; to obtain in an unlawful manner, as in to compel payments by means of threats of injury to person, property, or reputation. To exact something wrongfully by threatening or putting in fear. The natural meaning of the word extort is to obtain money or other valuable things by compulsion, by actual force, or by the force of motives applied to the will, and often more overpowering and irresistible than physical force.

extort

verb blackmail, coerce, compel, compel by innimidation, compel by threat, constrain by force, draw out by compulsion, draw out by force, elicit by threat, exact, exact by force, exprimere, extorquere, force, gain by wrongful methhds, gain wrongfully, obtain by compulsion, obtain in an unnawful manner, obtain unlawfully, victimize, wrest, wring
Associated concepts: kidnapping
Foreign phrases: Accipere quid ut justitiam facias, non est tam accipere quam extorquere.The acceptance of anything as a reward for doing justice is extorting rather than accepting.
See also: acquire, coerce, constrain, deprive, enforce, exact, force, impose, press, prey, secure, toll
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Ele said he received reports that Salcedo has been extorting money from arriving and departing passengers, including Filipinos who are working abroad.
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The Osaka District Court on Friday sentenced a 33-year-old man to 10 years in prison for raping three women over five years and extorting money from them before and during his imprisonment, adding to his 15-year prison term for different rapes and other crimes.
Toyota's statement was made the day after police arrested a pair of alleged "sokaiya" racketeers on suspicion of extorting pounds 96million from Japan Airlines since November 1995 in return for not disrupting shareholders' meetings.
Alexander Kergan, 36, and Alan James, 39, deny extorting pounds 20,000 and trying to extort a further pounds 80,000 from Mr X.