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What is another word for extortion?

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Noun
The practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats
“They cheated their own people and used extortion against them in doing the overlords' dirty work.”
Noun
The act or process of charging excessively
“About 35 percent of the cost of this house is in fees, exactions, conditions, licenses, and just plain extortion of the developer.”
Noun
Violent or forcible action used to coerce someone into doing something against their will
Noun
A fraudulent scheme or action
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Noun
The act of making a profit, typically unethically
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The action or practice of lending money at unreasonably high rates of interest
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Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery
Noun
Unashamed swindling or overcharging
Noun
Demanding concession that cannot be declined
Noun
An assault or threat to assault someone with the intent to rob them
Noun
The act of demanding with authority, and compelling to pay or yield
Noun
The act of compelling observance of or compliance with a law, rule, or obligation
Verb
To cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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