Intimidation is both an intentional tort (as opposed to negligence) and a species of economic tort. Government of Saskatchewan, Chief Justice Laskin of the Supreme Court of Canada used these words to define the "tort of intimidation": "A commits a tort if he delivers a threat to B that he will commit an act or use means unlawful as against B, as a result of which B does or refrains from doing some act which he is entitled to do, thereby causing damage either to himself or to C. Every person commits a misdemeanor, punishable with a fine or imprisonment, who wrongfully uses violence to or intimidates any other person, or his wife or children, with a view to compel him to abstain from doing, or to do, any act which he has a legal right to do, or abstain from doing.
may intimidate the human race into bringing order into its international affairs" (Albert Einstein).
Although these groups have no formal connection with governments, they usually have the financial and moral backing of sympathetic governments.
Typically, they stage unexpected attacks on civilian targets, including embassies and airliners, with the aim of sowing fear and confusion.
To bully is to intimidate through blustering, domineering, or threatening behavior: workers who were bullied into accepting a poor contract.
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