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extorsive

[ ik-stawr-siv ]
/ ɪkˈstɔr sɪv /
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adjective Law.
serving or tending to extort: extorsive measures.
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Origin of extorsive

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

OTHER WORDS FROM extorsive

ex·tor·sive·ly, adverb
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