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from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who practices extortion; an extortionist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun someone who extorts; an extortionist

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

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

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