Meaning of “extortioner” in the English Dictionary

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extortionernoun [ C ]

uk /ɪkˈstɔː.ʃən.ər/ us /ɪkˈstɔːr.ʃən.ɚ/ also extortionist,

Examples from literature

  • It has been shown in different parts of Europe, but no one yet has been able to meet the price of this extortioner who owns it. 
  • No more could the heartless extortioner turn her from a shelter to perish in the streets. 
  • What an extortioner, though! 

(Definition of “extortioner” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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