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graymail

[grey-meyl] /ˈgreɪˌmeɪl/
noun
1.
a means of preventing prosecution, as for espionage, by threatening to disclose government secrets during trial.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; gray1 (in sense “indeterminate”) + (black)mail
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