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1. Illegal use of one's official position or powers to obtain property, funds, or patronage.
2. The act or an instance of extorting something, as by psychological pressure.
3. An excessive or exorbitant charge.
ex·tor′tion·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj.
ex·tor′tion·ist, ex·tor′tion·er n.
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characterized by or prone to extortion
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ex•tor•tion•ar•y(ɪkˈstɔr ʃəˌnɛr i)
characterized by or given to extortion.
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