Extortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information.
Detective screen thriller 1929, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The climactic chase scene through the halls and over the roof of the British Museum is the film's highlight.
This was his first feature film with synchronized sound and it festured a number of other innovations, such as an intricate narrative structure that elevated the story of murder in self-defense and blackmail out of the ordinary.
Criminal offense of extorting money with menaces or threats of detrimental action, such as exposure of some misconduct on the part of the victim.
Blackmail, use of intimidation or force in order to obtain something (money, information, etc.)
ETYM French extorsion.
1. An exorbitant charge.
2. The felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence).
3. Unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority).
1. An inclined surface or roadway that moves traffic from one level to another; SYN. incline.
2. Another name for an inclined plane, a slope used as a simple machine.
3. The act or an instance of ramping
Sinonimi: ransom money
ETYM Old Eng. raunson, raunsoun, Old Fren. rançon, raençon, raançon, French rançon, from Latin redemptio, from redimere to redeem. Related to Redeem, Redemption.
1. Money demanded for the return of a captured person; SYN. ransom money.
2. Payment for the release of someone.
3. The act of freeing from captivity or punishment.