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.] [1913 Webster]

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