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CHANTAGE (a Fr. word from chanter, to...

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 846 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CHANTAGE (a Fr. word from chanter, to sing, slang for a criminal making an avowal under examination), a demand for money backed by the threat of scandalous revelations, the French equivalent of " blackmail."
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