Extorsive
Extorsive Ex*tor"sive, a. [See {Extort}.] Serving or tending to extort. [R.] --Johnson. -- {Ex*tor"sive*ly}, adv. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • extorsive — extorsively, adv. /ik stawr siv/, adj. Law. serving or tending to extort: extorsive measures. [1660 70; < L extors(us) (ptp. of extorquere; see EXTORT) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Extorsively — Extorsive Ex*tor sive, a. [See {Extort}.] Serving or tending to extort. [R.] Johnson. {Ex*tor sive*ly}, adv. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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