extorsive

[ ik-stawr-siv ]
/ ɪkˈstɔr sɪv /

adjective Law.

serving or tending to extort: extorsive measures.

Nearby words

  1. extirpation,
  2. extn.,
  3. extol,
  4. extoll,
  5. extorsion,
  6. extort,
  7. extortion,
  8. extortionary,
  9. extortionate,
  10. extortionately

Origin of extorsive

1660–70; < Latin extors(us) (past participle of extorquēre; see extort) + -ive

Related formsex·tor·sive·ly, adverb

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