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blackmail,

in law, exaction of money from another by threatthreat,
in law, declaration of intent to injure another by doing an unlawful act, with a view to restraining his freedom of action. A threat is distinguishable from an assault, for an assault requires some physical act that appears likely to eventuate in violence, whereas a
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 of exposure of criminal action or of disreputable conduct. The term was originally used for the tribute levied until the 18th cent. upon the inhabitants of the Scottish border to provide immunity from raids by Scottish bands. Statutes often treat blackmail as a form of extortionextortion,
in law, unlawful demanding or receiving by an officer, in his official capacity, of any property or money not legally due to him. Examples include requesting and accepting fees in excess of those allowed to him by statute or arresting a person and, with corrupt
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Blackmail

See also Bribery.
Blackness (See NIGHT.)
Blasphemy (See APOSTASY.)
Rigaud
adventurer and extortionist. [Br. Lit.: Little Dorrit]
Rudge
extorts to achieve personal ends. [Br. Lit.: Barnaby Rudge]
Sextus
threatens murder and dishonor to bed Lucretia. [Rom. Lit.: Fasti; Livy; Br. Lit.: The Rape of Lucrece]
Wegg, Silas
attempts to blackmail Boffin. [Br. Lit.: Our Mutual Friend]
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As per the victim, Ravi used some morphed pictures to blackmailing her and even threatened to send it to the woman's husband and post it on social media.
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After some time he took his blackmailing to a new level and began personally calling his victims who were naEaive enough to share their contact details including phone numbers.
He told a jury yesterday: "I may be a bit of a rogue but I haven't got the brain to go blackmailing people.
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Summary: The police arrested a man Friday suspected of harassing minors on the Internet and blackmailing them into having sexual relations with him.
He said that through blackmailing these countries Russia puts the key stress at economic and strategical interests, which all the
She wrote: "Somebody has been arrested and charged about blackmailing to use these stolen pictures, so a step closer to who stole them.
A CONVICTED robber who was given nine months more in jail after blackmailing a man from his prison cell failed to convince top judges the sentence was too long.
But the student, of Old Walsall Road, told a London Court yesterday he did not think he was blackmailing the daughter of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.
Text messages on his cell phone showed that he was also blackmailing other girls.
A SCOTS socialite denied blackmailing a member of the Royal Family yesterday.