Definition of Extortionist

1. Noun. A criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them.

Exact synonyms: Blackmailer, Extortioner
Generic synonyms: Criminal, Crook, Felon, Malefactor, Outlaw
Derivative terms: Blackmail, Blackmail, Extortion, Extortion



Definition of Extortionist

1. Noun. someone who extorts; an extortioner ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Extortionist

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extortionist

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Literary usage of Extortionist

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1. Internet Domain Name Trademark Protection: Congressional Hearing edited by Howard Coble (2000)
"Extortion/Piracy: In disputes with extortionists, pirates, and other nefarious types, this Proposal makes it harder for the extortionist to register a ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1884)
"... is rather an extortionist, and traders do not love him in consequence. In order to escape his usual heavy demands my guide fixed his camp at the village ..."

3. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1885)
"African travel, as far as I have experienced it, is rather a constant struggle against petty difficulties, lying guides, faithless carriers, extortionist ..."

4. The Colonies, 1492-1750 by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1910)
"During the administration of Culpeper, who was a greedy extortionist, the tobacco- planters rose in rebellion because of the disaster to their industry ..."

5. Readings in Modern European History: A Collection of Extracts from the by James Harvey Robinson, Charles Austin Beard (1909)
"The protection of the law and of the government is enjoyed only by the extortionist and the exploiter, and the most exasperating robbery goes unpunished. ..."

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