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  • extortionist — ex*tor tion*ist, n. One who practices extortion. Syn: extortioner. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • extortionist — I noun blackmailer, compeller, corrupt demander, demander, exacter, illegal exacter, illegal taker, taker, unlawful obtainer, wrester associated concepts: coercion, kidnapping, larceny II index criminal …   Law dictionary

  • extortionist — 1885, from EXTORTION (Cf. extortion) + IST (Cf. ist). Earlier in the same sense were extorter (1590s), extortioner (late 14c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • extortionist — extort ex‧tort [ɪkˈstɔːt ǁ ɔːrt] verb [transitive] LAW to illegally force someone to give you money by threatening them: extort money from/​out of somebody • Smith was arrested on suspicion of having extorted property and money from at least 18… …   Financial and business terms

  • extortionist — [[t]ɪkstɔ͟ː(r)ʃ(ə)nɪst[/t]] extortionists N COUNT An extortionist is a person who commits the crime of obtaining something from someone by using force or threats …   English dictionary

  • extortionist — extort ► VERB ▪ obtain by force, threats, or other unfair means. DERIVATIVES extorter noun extortion noun extortioner noun extortionist noun extortive adjective. ORIGIN Latin extorquere, from torquere twist …   English terms dictionary

  • extortionist — noun a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them • Syn: ↑blackmailer, ↑extortioner • Derivationally related forms: ↑extortion, ↑blackmail (for: ↑blackmailer) …   Useful english dictionary

  • extortionist — noun see extortion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • extortionist — /ik stawr sheuh nist/, n. a person who engages in extortion. Also, extortioner. [1880 85; EXTORTION + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • extortionist — noun someone who extorts; an extortioner …   Wiktionary

  • extortionist — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. thief, blackmailer, oppressor; see criminal …   English dictionary for students

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