noun see extort

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Extorter — Ex*tort er, n. One who practices extortion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • extorter — index racketeer Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • extorter — extort ► VERB ▪ obtain by force, threats, or other unfair means. DERIVATIVES extorter noun extortion noun extortioner noun extortionist noun extortive adjective. ORIGIN Latin extorquere, from torquere twist …   English terms dictionary

  • extorter — See extort. * * * …   Universalium

  • extorter — extortˈer noun • • • Main Entry: ↑extort …   Useful english dictionary

  • extort — extorter, n. extortive, adj. /ik stawrt /, v.t. 1. Law. a. to wrest or wring (money, information, etc.) from a person by violence, intimidation, or abuse of authority; obtain by force, torture, threat, or the like. b. to take illegally by reason… …   Universalium

  • extort — transitive verb Etymology: Latin extortus, past participle of extorquēre to wrench out, extort, from ex + torquēre to twist more at torture Date: 15th century to obtain from a person by force, intimidation, or undue or illegal power ; wring; also …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • extortive — See extorter. * * * …   Universalium

  • racketeer — rack·e·teer /ˌra kə tir/ n: one that engages in racketeering racketeer vb Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. racketeer …   Law dictionary

  • extortionist — 1885, from EXTORTION (Cf. extortion) + IST (Cf. ist). Earlier in the same sense were extorter (1590s), extortioner (late 14c.) …   Etymology dictionary

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