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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·tor·tion /ɪkˈstɔrʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·tor·tion n.
 1. The act of extorting; the act or practice of wresting anything from a person by force, by threats, or by any undue exercise of power; undue exaction; overcharge.
 2. Law The offense committed by an officer who corruptly claims and takes, as his fee, money, or other thing of value, that is not due, or more than is due, or before it is due.
 3. That which is extorted or exacted by force.
 Syn: -- Oppression; rapacity; exaction; overcharge.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an exorbitant charge
      2: unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority); "the
         extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing
         their sworn duty"
      3: the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of