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graymail

Syllabification: gray·mail
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrāmāl
 
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Definition of graymail in English:

noun

A tactic used by the defense in a spy trial, involving the threat to expose government secrets unless charges against the defendant are dropped.
Example sentences
  • But I suspect there's a very good reason behind not going to trial and seeking a death penalty, and that's the phenomenon of ‘graymail.’
  • To call this graymail or blackmail is to demonstrate a fundamental misunderstanding of criminal jurisprudence.
  • The risk of graymail can arise in various circumstances.

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