extortionist


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ex·tor·tion

 (ĭk-stôr′shən)
n.
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.

extortionist

a person who practices the crime of extortion or the obtaining of money by threat of violence. Also extortioner.
See also: Crime
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.extortionist - a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about themextortionist - a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
Translations

extortionist

[ɪkˈstɔːrʃənɪst] nextorqueur/euse m/f
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