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extortionist (s) (noun), extortionists (pl)
Anyone who commits a criminal offense which occurs when a person either unlawfully obtains money, property, or services from someone, an entity, or an institution through illegal coercion or intimidation.

Someone who profits not by what he knows or whom he knows, but what he knows about that person.

—Evan Esar
This entry is located in the following units: ex-, e-, ef- (page 5) -ist (page 21) tors-, tort-, -tort, tortu-, torqu- (page 2)