What is the Meaning of Blackmail | Definition and What is Blackmail

Of French origin, the term extortion is extortion. This term, which comes from the latin extorsĭo, refers to a threat of libel or damage against someone to get something in Exchange.
Examples: "a businessman said that for years, he has suffered the blackmail of a Commissioner", "I was blackmailed by a man who threatened me to circulate a rumour about my supposed alcoholism", "the blackmail was to take pictures of women with their lovers to demand a sum of money in exchange of not to publish them on social networks.
Blackmail, therefore a pressure on a person to force it to act in a certain way. The person chantagee, in turn, to avoid damage implied by the blackmailer (one who practises the blackmail), eventually accepted that he asks / demands. This typically involves requiring money in exchange of not aware of the damage.
Suppose that a person realizes that a colleague steals supplies from the office where they work. Instead to denounce it or cover it, she decided to require him money to keep the secret. The thief in this manner is subject to blackmail by the witness.
Another example of blackmail can occur in a case of infidelity. A woman has a relationship with a married man and filming their encounters. With these videos in his power, the woman decides to blackmail with the man and asks him to money in exchange of not showing the video of his wife. Man, therefore, must decide between yield to blackmail to keep her secret or risking that the blackmailer fulfils its threat and having problems with his family.
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