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graymail

[ grey-meyl ]
/ ˈgreɪˌmeɪl /
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noun
a means of preventing prosecution, as for espionage, by threatening to disclose government secrets during trial.
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Origin of graymail

1975–80; gray1 (in sense “indeterminate”) + (black)mail
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