Definition of extortion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

extortion

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪkˈstɔːʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈstɔːrʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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the crime of making somebody give you something by threatening them He was arrested and charged with extortion.