Definitions for extortionist

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•tor•tionɪkˈstɔr ʃən(n.)

  1. an act or instance of extorting.

  2. the crime of obtaining money or some other thing of value by the abuse of one's office or authority.

    Category: Law

  3. anything extorted.

Origin of extortion:

1250–1300; ME < LL



Princeton's WordNet

  1. blackmailer, extortioner, extortionist(noun)

    a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them


  1. extortionist(Noun)

    someone who extorts; an extortioner


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