From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

greenmail \green"mail\ n. (Finance)
   The act, performed by a publicly traded corporation, of
   paying a corporate raider to give up a takeover attempt, by
   buying the shares of stock he owns; also, the threat posed by
   corporate raiders to take over a company unless their stocks
   are purchased by the company at a price giving them a large
   profit. [Informal]
   [WordNet 1.5]
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