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1. Illegal use of one's official position or powers to obtain property, funds, or patronage.
2. The act or an instance of extorting something, as by psychological pressure.
3. An excessive or exorbitant charge.
ex·tor′tion·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj.
ex·tor′tion·ist, ex·tor′tion·er n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
a person who practices the crime of extortion or the obtaining of money by threat of violence. Also extortioner.See also: Crime
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|Noun||1.||extortionist - a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them|
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extortionist[ɪkˈstɔːrʃənɪst] n → extorqueur/euse m/f
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