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n.1.The act or practice of extorting money by exciting fears of injury other than bodily harm, as injury to reputation.
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Even the newspapers, with one or two blackmailing exceptions, ceased abusing him and became respectful.
There are a certain number of riverside roughs who make quite an income, during the summer, by slouching about the banks and blackmailing weak-minded noodles in this way.
He is known to have held papers which he used for blackmailing purposes.
No doubt his blackmailing case is absorbing all his faculties.
The affair on the liner--I mean the matter of the card game--was for the purpose of blackmailing the knowledge they seek from my husband.
is more detestable than blackmailing, precisely as the business of a
Summary: Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Mar 14 (ANI): The Hyderabad Police arrested a 31-year-old man for raping and blackmailing a 25-year-old woman in Rachakonda here.
FAISALABAD: Cyber Crime Cell of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Lahore reportedly arrested a man from Faisalabad accused of harassing and blackmailing woman by using her inappropriate photos.
KAMALIA -- A man was booked for allegedly blackmailing a girl into paying money after filming her being gang-raped here the other day.
SIALKOT -- Police claim to have arrested a man suspected of raping his neighbour, blackmailing her and uploading her video clip on social media for not paying him Rs500,000 as demanded.
Sharifs dictating judegments against SMBB (Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and AZ (Asif Zardari), blackmailing judges is justice while Panama decision based on international scandal is called conspiracy,' he tweeted.