Extortion in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Extortion

the practice of obtaining money from someone through force, threats, or abuse of power

Examples of Extortion in a sentence

The criminal committed extortion when he threatened to hurt the victim’s family if she didn’t give him money.  🔊

Extortion laws make it illegal for a person to obtain money from someone else by using threats.  🔊

Because the would-be robber threatened the man verbally, he was arrested for extortion or trying to obtain money by force.  🔊

Committing extortion, the employee threatened to tell the media about his boss’s affair if she didn’t give him money.  🔊

A ransom note was left to try and get money for the child’s return, but the parents would not give in to the extortion.  🔊

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