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blackmail

Blackmail is a 9 letter word which starts with the letter B and ends with the letter L for which we found 4 definitions.

Definition
(n.) 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.
(n.) Payment of money exacted by means of intimidation; also extortion of money from a person by threats of public accusation exposure or censure.
(n.) Black rent or rent paid in corn flesh or the lowest coin a opposed to white rent which paid in silver.
(v. t.) 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.

Syllable Information

The word blackmail is a 9 letter word that has 2 syllable 's . The syllable division for blackmail is: black-mail



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