Tribute formerly paid to freebooters along the Scottish border for protection from pillage.
The wrongful taking of something of value from another by the threat of force or other coercive measure.
Something offered to induce another to do something:
The act of taking advantage of one's position, esp. a political position, to gain money, property, etc. dishonestly
The practice of paying bribes or graft for commercial advantage or special favors, as to a disc jockey for unfairly promoting one recording over others
Theft is defined as the act of stealing.
Find another word for hush-money. In this page you can discover 7 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hush-money, like: blackmail, extortion, bribe, graft, payola, theft and payoff.