The act or practice of extorting money by interesting concerns of damage aside from physical harm as injury to reputation
- of Blackmail
- The work or training of extorting cash by exciting worries of injury apart from actual harm, as problems for reputation.
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blackmail
- (n.) The act or rehearse of extorting cash by interesting concerns of damage except that bodily damage, as problems for reputation.
There was more arson and blackmailing than murder, though some prominent persons perished, such as the judge, Sir John Caven.dish, and the prior of Bury.