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extortion

EXTOR'TION, n. The act of extorting; the act or practice of wresting any thing from a person by force,duress, menaces, authority,or by any undue exercise of power; illegal exaction; illegal compulsion to pay money, or to do some other act. Extortion is an offense punishable at common law.

1. Force or illegal compulsion by which any thing is taken from a person.

extortioner

EXTOR'TIONER, n. One who practices extortion.

Extortioners shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Cor.6.

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night

NIGHT, n. [The sense may be dark, black, or it may be the decline of the day, from declining, departing.]

1. That part of the natural day when the sun is beneath the horizon, or the time from sunset to sunrise.

2. The time after the close of life; death. John 9.

She closed her eyes in everlasting night.

3. A state of ignorance; intellectual and moral darkness; heathenish ignorance. Romans 13.

4. Adversity; a state of affliction and distress. Isaiah 21.

5. Obscurity; a state of concealment from the eye or the mind; unintelligibleness.

Nature and natures works lay hid in night.

In the night, suddenly; unexpectedly. Luke 12.

To-night, in this night. To-night the moon will be eclipsed.

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