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Found 3 items, similar to Blackmail.
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English → English (WordNet)
n : extortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting
v 1: exert pressure on someone through threats [syn: blackjack,
2: obtain through threats
English → English (gcide)
Blackmail \Black"mail`\, n. [Black + mail a piece of money.]
1. A certain rate of money, corn, cattle, or other thing,
anciently paid, in the north of England and south of
Scotland, to certain men who were allied to robbers, or
moss troopers, to be by them protected from pillage. --Sir
2. Payment of money exacted by means of intimidation; also,
extortion of money from a person by threats of public
accusation, exposure, or censure.
3. (Eng. Law) Black rent, or rent paid in corn, flesh, or the
lowest coin, a opposed to “white rent”, which paid in
To levy blackmail, to extort money by threats, as of injury
to one's reputation.
Blackmail \Black"mail`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blackmailed; p.
pr. & vb. n. Blackmailing.]
To extort money from by exciting fears of injury other than
bodily harm, as injury to reputation, distress of mind, etc.;
as, to blackmail a merchant by threatening to expose an
alleged fraud. [U. S.]