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  • n. someone who extorts; an extortionist

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who practices extortion; an extortionist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who practises extortion; specifically, one who obtains excessive prices, rent, interest, etc., by means of monopoly or some other advantage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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