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Meaning of "graymail" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GRAYMAIL

graymail  [ˈɡreɪˌmeɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GRAYMAIL

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Graymail is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GRAYMAIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Graymail

Graymail is the threatened revelation of state secrets in order to manipulate legal proceedings. It is distinct from blackmail, which may include threats of revelation against, and manipulation of, any private individual. Graymail is used as a defense tactic, forcing the government to drop a case to avoid revealing national secrets. Graymail can occur in two ways: ▪ To straightforwardly blackmail the government, forcing them to drop the case using the threat that if the trial proceeds the defendant will reveal classified information he or she already knows. ▪ To request use of classified material, e.g. as evidence, in the trial. The defendant speculates that the government will be unwilling to make the material fully available to the case, and that this will raise the possibility, in the eyes of the judge or jury, that the unreleased material might clear the defendant, making it difficult to prove guilt.

Definition of graymail in the English dictionary

The definition of graymail in the dictionary is a tactic to avoid prosecution in an espionage case by threatening to expose state secrets during trial.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GRAYMAIL


airmail
ˈɛəˌmeɪl
antifemale
ˌæntɪˈfiːmeɪl
bergmehl
ˈbɜːɡˌmeɪl
blackmail
ˈblækˌmeɪl
camail
ˈkæmeɪl
e-mail
ˈiːmeɪl
facemail
ˈfeɪsˌmeɪl
female
ˈfiːmeɪl
greenmail
ˈɡriːnˌmeɪl
mail
meɪl
maill
meɪl
male
meɪl
metafemale
ˌmɛtəˈfiːmeɪl
metamale
ˈmɛtəˌmeɪl
remail
riːˈmeɪl
snail-mail
sneɪl meɪl
supermale
ˈsuːpəˌmeɪl
v-mail
ˈviːmeɪl
vermeil
ˈvɜːmeɪl
webmail
ˈwɛbˌmeɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GRAYMAIL

gray
Gray code
Gray´s Inn
grayback
graybeard
graybearded
grayfish
grayfly
graying
graylag
grayle
grayling
grayly
grayout
grayscale
graywacke
graywater
Graz
grazable
graze

WORDS THAT END LIKE GRAYMAIL

certified mail
chain mail
coat of mail
direct mail
electronic mail
emotional blackmail
express mail
fan mail
hate mail
junk mail
metered mail
nixie mail
snail mail
surface mail
voice mail

Synonyms and antonyms of graymail in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «graymail» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GRAYMAIL

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The translations of graymail from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «graymail» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

graymail
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

graymail
570 millions of speakers

English

graymail
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

graymail
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

graymail
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

graymail
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

graymail
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

graymail
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

graymail
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kelabu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Graymail
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

graymail
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

graymail
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Grey
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

graymail
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

graymail
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्रेमेलमेल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Gri posta
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

graymail
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

graymail
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

graymail
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

graymail
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

graymail
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

graymail
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

graymail
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

graymail
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of graymail

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GRAYMAIL»

The term «graymail» is normally little used and occupies the 147.298 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GRAYMAIL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «graymail» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «graymail» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about graymail

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GRAYMAIL»

Discover the use of graymail in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to graymail and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Get Organized: How to Clean Up Your Messy Digital Life:
Sidebar. It's. NotImportant,. But. It's. Also. Not. Spam: It's. Graymail. The cashier at your favorite store offers 10 percent off,as well as exclusive discounts inthefuture, in exchange for your email address. Yourfriend recommends a daily deal ...
Jill E Duffy, PC Mag, 2013
2
American International Law Cases Fourth Series: 2009
B. Graymail As emphasized above, Arar invokes Bivens to challenge policies promulgated and pursued by the executive branch, not simply isolated actions of individual federal employees. Such an extension of Bivens is without precedent ...
Oceana Editorial Board, 2011
3
ABA Journal
ADA MIDYEAR MEETING Cleary: The graymail legislation is "obnoxious JegisJation" providing "specialized treatment" in a few cases. ABA president- elect nominee David Brink is a former president of. mending opposition to such government ...
4
Terrorism: International Case Law Reporter 2009
B. Graymail As emphasized above, Arar invokes Bivens to challenge policies promulgated and pursued by the executive branch, not simply isolated actions of individual federal employees. Such an extension of Bivens is without precedent ...
Michael A. Newton, 2011
5
Historical Encyclopedia of U.S. Independent Counsel ...
Graymail. A legal strategy, successfully employed during the IRAN-CONTRA trials of OLIVER NORTH and JOHN POINDEXTER, "graymail" forces the prosecution to abandon part or all of its case against defendants who threaten to reveal ...
Gerald S. Greenberg, 2000
6
The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang
whitemail" and "graymail," for starters.] 1973: (cited in BDNE3). 1979 New York Times , in BDNE3: Secret proceedings would not eliminate graymail. 1984 Time ( Nov. 19) 115: The ClA's worries were rekindled when Boyce threatened ...
Grant Barrett, 2006
7
Taking Care of the Law
As a result, the Carter administration proposed — and the Congress enacted — graymail legislation that was patterned after the remedy we had tried with uneven results to work out in court. The graymail law provides for closed hearings ...
Griffin B. Bell, Ronald J. Ostrow, 1982
8
The Dictionary of Espionage: Spyspeak into English
Several times in the early 1970s, graymail threats caused the United States government to abandon prosecutions of persons with intelligence backgrounds. In response, Congress passed the “graymail act”— formally, the Classified Information ...
Joseph Goulden, 2013
9
Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage
graymail originated in the late 1970s as a C.I.A. euphemism for a certain type of blackmail. It refers to the “practice whereby a criminal defendant threatens to reveal classified information during the course of his trial in the hope of forcing the ...
Bryan A. Garner, 2011
10
Tiger Trap: America's Secret Spy War with China
“I would not say that case was under our [the prosecutors'] control. “In any espionage case you want to charge as narrowly as you can,” Lonergan continued. “Otherwise you have a huge graymail problem. You open the door to secrets being ...
David Wise, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GRAYMAIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term graymail is used in the context of the following news items.
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Securing the enterprise:Threats lurking in unlikely places
Traps like web browser add-ons or graymail reinforce the dilemma – how to stay two steps ahead when attackers are innovating consistently? «Moneycontrol.com, Jul 15»
2
A Eulogy for the Long, Intimate Email
And, as the Radicati numbers indicate, work-related email and “graymail” notifications from companies were far less intensive. Advertisement. «New York Times, Jul 15»
3
4 things to look for in a secure email gateway
Another emerging email-borne threat is attackers mimicing the unsubscribe links in marketing, social networking and bulk messages (Graymail) ... «TechSpective, Jul 15»
4
Channel Partner Program Roundup: WiC, Vade Retro, Kimble …
Vade Retro: Cisco Systems (CSCO) has chosen graymail management and email security provider Vade Retro's filtering technology to manage ... «The VAR Guy, Jun 15»
5
ACLU, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch Urge DOJ to …
While we do not know why Mr. Durham reached the conclusion he did, it seems possible that he was influenced by the threat of “graymail”—the ... «eNews Park Forest, Jun 15»
6
Florida Imam Who Claimed to Be Covert Government Operative Is …
“Traditionally, graymail has been used by defendants who know and threaten to disclose classified information as part of their defense,” says ... «The Intercept - First Look Media, Jun 15»
7
Email is evolving — and yet still thriving
Even if you have opted in to such email (sometimes called graymail), the likelihood is that such email will be of less interest over time – but ... «ExtremeTech, May 15»
8
Petraeus receives no jail time for leaking. Whistleblowers face …
By forgoing a trial because they are afraid of graymail, the government is also basically saying to future leakers "if you're going to leak classified ... «Boing Boing, Apr 15»
9
Everything Marketers Need To Know About Engagement-Based …
Graymail made it more difficult to separate the spam signal from the noise. Rather than unsubscribe from graymail messages, many subscribers ... «Marketing Land, Apr 15»
10
Leak investigation stalls amid fears of confirming US-Israel operation
The case also poses opportunities for “graymail” — a situation in which defense attorneys exercise leverage that lawyers in ordinary criminal ... «Washington Post, Mar 15»

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