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English definition of “protection money”

protection money

noun [U]    
money that criminals take from people in exchange for agreeing not to hurt them or damage their propertyForms of money and methods of payment
(Definition of protection money noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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