You searched for: “extortive
extortive (adjective), more extortive, most extortive
1. A reference to being oppressive, violent, or unjust: "He claimed that the confession had been forced from him by the extortive police."
2. A descriptive term for someone who seizes something forcibly by violent or unlawful means from an unwilling person by physical force, a menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity: "An extortive person is anyone who forces contributions from otherwise unwilling victims; who gets confessions of guilt by coercion; or who uses threats to obtain a promise."
This entry is located in the following units: ex-, e-, ef- (page 5) tors-, tort-, -tort, tortu-, torqu- (page 2)