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extortion

noun

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the exaction of a grossly excessive charge for goods or services
  • six dollars for a cup of coffee is just plain extortion

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The first known use of extortion was in the 14th century

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“Extortion.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/extortion. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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