draw out by compulsion
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  • extort — ex·tort /ik stȯrt/ vt [Latin extortus, past participle of extorquere to remove by twisting, obtain by force, from ex out + torquere to twist]: to obtain (as money) from a person by force, intimidation, or undue or unlawful use of authority or… …   Law dictionary

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