Extort

Definition of Extort

Ex`tort´
v. t.1.To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt.
[imp. & p. p. Extorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Extorting.]
2.(Law) To get by the offense of extortion. See Extortion, 2.
v. i.1.To practice extortion.
p. p. & a.1.Extorted.

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