Definition of Extorted

1. Verb. (past of extort) ¹



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Definition of Extorted

1. extort [v] - See also: extort

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extorted

extold
extoll
extolled
extoller
extollers
extolling
extollingly
extolls
extolment
extolments
extols
extorsion
extorsions
extorsive
extort
extorted (current term)
extorter
extorters
extorting
extortion
extortionary
extortionate
extortionately
extortioner
extortioners
extortionist
extortionists
extortions
extortious
extortive

Literary usage of Extorted

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence: Including the Rules Regulating by Harry Clay Underhill (1898)
"Value of the thing extorted—Burden of proving exception to statute.—It is absolutely essential to a conviction to prove that the thing extorted had some ..."

2. The Law of Contracts by William Herbert Page (1920)
"Payment extorted by wrongful detention of goods. The original common-law rules of duress did not allow a contract to be avoided if the person entering into ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"If any credit could ^ allowed to confessions extorted by fear or pain, and to vague •]>orts, the offspring of malice and credulity, the heresy of the ..."

4. Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks, Oxford by William Cobbett (1908)
"... that the country, in which these tolls were extorted, should have not a farthing of my money, that I could, by any means, keep from it. ..."

5. A History of Illinois, from Its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847 by Thomas Ford, James Shields (1854)
"... of their prisoners— The rogues vote for the county officers of Massac in 1846—extorted and bribed evidence to implicate the sheriff and others, ..."

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