extortion

extortion
ex·tor·tion /ik-'stȯr-shən/ n
1: the act or practice of extorting esp. money or other property; specif: the act or practice of extorting by a public official acting under color of office
2: the crime of extorting
ex·tor·tion·ate /-shə-nət/ adj
ex·tor·tion·er n
ex·tor·tion·ist /-shə-nist/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

extortion
I noun blackmail, coercion, compulsion, corrupt demanding, exaction, exaction by oppression, illegal compulsion, obtaining by force, obtaining by threat, oppression, oppressive exaction, rapaciousness, rapacity, res repetundae, taking by undue exercise of power, unlawful taking, wrenching, wresting, wresting money by force, wringing, wrongful exaction associated concepts: kidnapping foreign phrases:
- Extortio est crimen quando quis colore officii extorquet quod non est debltum, vel supra debltum, vel ante tempus quod est debltum. — Extortion is a crime when anyone under color of office extorts that which is not due, or more than is due, or before the time when it is due
II index blackmail, coercion

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


extortion
in English criminal law, the obtaining of a benefit by physical force. See also blackmail. In Scots law, the crime of using force to obtain money. It matters not that the money is legally due. Wheel-clamping has been held to be a form of extortion: Black v. Carmichael 1992 SLT 897.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


extortion
The crime of obtaining money or property by threat to a victim's property or loved ones, intimidation, or false claim of a right (such as pretending to be an IRS agent). A direct threat to harm the victim is usually treated as the crime of robbery, however. Extortion is a felony in all states. Blackmail is a form of extortion in which the threat is to expose embarrassing and damaging information to family, friends, or the public.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


extortion
n. The wrongful taking of something of value from another by the threat of force or other coercive measure.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


extortion
The obtaining of property from another induced by wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence, or fear, or under color of official right.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


extortion
The obtaining of property from another induced by wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence, or fear, or under color of official right.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

extortion
n.
   obtaining money or property by threat to a victim's property or loved ones, intimidation, or false claim of a right (such as pretending to be an IRS agent). It is a felony in all states, except that a direct threat to harm the victim is usually treated as the crime of robbery. Blackmail is a form of extortion in which the threat is to expose embarrassing, damaging information to family, friends or the public.
   See also: blackmail, robbery, theft

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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