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  1. ex·tor·tion
    IPA[ikˈstôrSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats:

      he used bribery and extortion to build himself a huge, art-stuffed mansion
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: extortion, plural noun: extortions

    • noun

      the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats:
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