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Meaning of "greenmail" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GREENMAIL

A blend of green orgreenback + blackmail.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GREENMAIL

greenmail  [ˈɡriːnˌmeɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GREENMAIL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Greenmail 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 GREENMAIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Greenmail

Greenmail or greenmailing is the practice of purchasing enough shares in a firm to threaten a takeover, thereby forcing the target firm to buy those shares back at a premium in order to suspend the takeover. The term is a neologism derived from blackmail and greenback as commentators and journalists saw the practice of said corporate raiders as attempts by well-financed individuals to blackmail a company into handing over money by using the threat of a takeover.

Definition of greenmail in the English dictionary

The definition of greenmail in the dictionary is the practice of a company buying sufficient shares in another company to threaten takeover and making a quick profit as a result of the threatened company buying back its shares at a higher price.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GREENMAIL


airmail
ˈɛəˌmeɪl
antifemale
ˌæntɪˈfiːmeɪl
bergmehl
ˈbɜːɡˌmeɪl
blackmail
ˈblækˌmeɪl
camail
ˈkæmeɪl
e-mail
ˈiːmeɪl
facemail
ˈfeɪsˌmeɪl
female
ˈfiːmeɪl
graymail
ˈɡreɪˌmeɪl
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 GREENMAIL

greenlet
greenlight
greenling
greenlit
greenly
greenmailer
greenness
Greenock
greenockite
Greenough
Greenpeace
greenroom
greens
greensand
Greensboro
greenshank

WORDS THAT END LIKE GREENMAIL

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 greenmail in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «greenmail» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GREENMAIL

Find out the translation of greenmail to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of greenmail from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «greenmail» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

讹诈
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

greenmail
570 millions of speakers

English

greenmail
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

greenmail
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

greenmail
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гринмейл
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

greenmail
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

greenmail
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chantage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Greenmail
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

greenmail
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

グリーンメール
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

그린 메일
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Greenmail
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

greenmail
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

greenmail
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्रीनमेल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

greenmail
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

greenmail
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

greenmail
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гринмейл
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

greenmail
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

greenmail
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

greenmail
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

greenmail
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

greenmail
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of greenmail

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GREENMAIL»

The term «greenmail» is normally little used and occupies the 125.705 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GREENMAIL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «greenmail» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «greenmail» 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 greenmail

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GREENMAIL»

Discover the use of greenmail in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to greenmail and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cutting Edge: Gillette's Journey to Global Leadership
But the big obstacle was the perception of greenmail, which was a sticking point for several directors, who besieged Gleacher and Zeien and others with questions. Gleacher insisted that this was the time to be realistic and go after a good deal ...
Gordon McKibben, 1998
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Applied Mergers and Acquisitions
Furthermore, the LBO raises questions of self-dealing on the part of the target management, necessitating heightened scrutiny by independent directors.4' See Chapter 13 for more discussion of the going private alternative. GREENMAIL OR  ...
Robert F. Bruner, 2004
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Corporate Governance in Transition Economies
Greenmail is: Payment of a premium to a raider trying to take over a company through a proxy contest or other means. Also known as bon voyage bonus, it is designed to thwart the takeover. By accepting the payment, the raider agrees not to ...
Robert W. McGee, 2008
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Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings
Any difference in the reissuance proceeds from the cost of those treasury shares results in an adjustment to paid—in capital Decline of Greenmail For a variety of reasons, greenmail has become uncommon. For one, the pace of hostile ...
Patrick A. Gaughan, 2010
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Corporations: Including Unincorporated Form of Doing Business
when they either lead to a breakup of the target corporation or shift control to a management group.38 Greenmail. Another form a defensive repurchase can take is “greenmail,” whereby the target board of directors approves the corporation ...
James D. Cox, Thomas Lee Hazen, 2003
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The Economics of Business Enterprise: An Introduction to ...
8.4 Greenmail If a potential raider accumulates a certain fraction of a firm's stock, it may give the target management the option of repurchasing these shares at a premium in return for not pursuing the takeover. When the management of a firm  ...
Martin Ricketts, 2002
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L.S.A., List of C.F.R. Sections Affected
14, 1959] PARTS I5I-I55 [RESERVED] PART 156—EXCISE TAX ON GREENMAIL Subpurt A—Tox on Greenmall Sec. 156.5881—1 Imposition of greenmail. Subpan B—Procedure and Administration 156.6001—1 Notice or regulations ...
‎2005
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Tax and Corporate Governance
2.2.4 Greenmail Taxation Greenmail refers to a hostile bidder's sale of shares of the targeted firm back to that firm at a premium. In order to deter the payment and acceptance of such payments, Sec. 5881 of the IRC imposes a 50% tax on the ...
Wolfgang Schön, 2008
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Greenmail in Takeover Law of The United States: Lessons for ...
The main purpose of this thesis is to analyze the greenmail phenomenon in the US practice, and to evaluate the legal possibility of the occurrence of greenmail in the Serbian emerging market.
Jovan Crnogorcevic, 2012
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The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
PARTS 151-155— [RESERVED] PART 156— EXCISE TAX ON GREENMAIL Subpart A— Tax on Greenmail Sec. 156.5881-1 Imposition of excise tax on greenmail. Subpart B— Procedure and Administration 156.6001-1 Notice or regulations ...
‎2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GREENMAIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term greenmail is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nelson Peltz: In Boss Mode?
... Icahn and Saul Steinberg of the 80s, saying he always looked for companies to own and operate, versus extorting companies greenmail style ... «ValueWalk, Jul 15»
2
Exor $6.8 Billion Increased Offer for Reinsurance Company …
Not a bad position for John Elkann to be in, though, with a cash bid on the table and the potential for “greenmail” if his stake gets taken out by ... «Jewish Business News, Jul 15»
3
EDITORIAL: CEQA used as legal 'greenmail'
Such abuses of CEQA have been dubbed “greenmail.” “Today, CEQA is too often abused by those seeking to gain a competitive edge, ... «Press-Enterprise, Jul 15»
4
Boulder Brands Inc Bullish Signal Mario Gabelli's Gamco Investors …
... financially reasonable golden parachutes, one share one vote, management cash incentives and pre-emptive rights and against greenmail, ... «OctaFinance.com, Jul 15»
5
How Nelson Peltz Gets Results
Peltz never quite fit the buccaneer mold of many of Drexel junk-bond chief Mike Milken's raiders. Peltz didn't do greenmail deals like the others, ... «Barron's, Jul 15»
6
Greenmail: Income Tax, Flat Tax, or, No Tax?
For those who believe that the federal government should tax us, either by income tax or a fair tax, or any other direct means of taxation, must ... «Canada Free Press, Jun 15»
7
Mario Gabelli's Gamco Investors Inc Et Al Just Bought Amc Networks …
... financially reasonable golden parachutes, one share one vote, management cash incentives and pre-emptive rights and against greenmail, ... «OctaFinance.com, Jun 15»
8
Federal Agencies Outline 18 Information Collection Options
Form 8725 is used by persons who receive "greenmail" to compute and pay the excise tax on greenmail imposed under Internal Revenue ... «Targeted News Service, Jun 15»
9
Kirk Kerkorian, businessman who bet on the Las Vegas Strip, dies at …
He was accused at times of “greenmail,” a practice in which an investor buys a large amount of a company's stock in the expectation that ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
10
Texas Legislature Re-Reforms Contested Case Permit Process
... hope to reduce so-called greenmail, whereby project opponents file hearing requests secure in the knowledge that the associated burdens in ... «Law360, Jun 15»

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