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WATCH NOW: What Is The Difference Between "Bribery" vs. "Extortion"?
These are some of the oldest crimes we have in the history books, dating all the way back to English Common Law from the Middle Ages. But, even back then, there was a distinction between the two.
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Origin of extortion
OTHER WORDS FROM extortionnon·ex·tor·tion, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH extortionbribery extortion
Words nearby extortion
Example sentences from the Web for extortion
And extortion makes a lot more sense before a story hits the news wire, not after.
There are limits to the painting of banditry and extortion as the legitimate raising of taxes.
Did he participate in his own extortion and cancel his plans for a big Christmas premiere?
She refused to take a paternity test, and was eventually convicted of extortion and sentenced to 22 months in prison.
There could be a number of potential crimes, not the least of which could be extortion.
She fixed her eyes upon the victim of her husband's extortion, and in an instant they were filled with tears.Fardorougha, The Miser|William Carleton
Too many "make clean the outside of the cup and platter, but within, they are full of extortion and excess."A Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin|A. Woodward
With extortion in all its forms Skinadre, for instance, was familiar.The Black Prophet: A Tale Of Irish Famine|William Carleton
Let it be understood that no charges are here made of injustice or extortion on the part of the railway companies.Monopolies and the People|Charles Whiting Baker
Do not think, however, that you shall enjoy the fruits of your extortion?The Poor Scholar|William Carleton