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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Black·mail·ing, n. The act or practice of extorting money by exciting fears of injury other than bodily harm, as injury to reputation.