an exorbitant charge
unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority);
"the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty"
the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)
- The crooks shook down the shopkeepers for extortion money.
- He faces trial on extortion charges.
- He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit extortion.
- She did fifteen years for extortion and bank robbery.
- Many gangs collected protection in the form of extortion.
- extort 勒索
By bribery and extortion he had obtained vast sums of money.出自： J. A. Froude
The Dover boatmen, whose extortions may boast the prescription of three centuries.出自： J. S. Brewer