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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co.
Means to intentionally say or do something which would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities to be fearful of bodily harm.
(2) Give any false or misleading information or testimony relating to the commission of any crime to any law enforcement officer, prosecuting official or judge.
(3) Withhold any testimony, information, document or thing relating to the commission of a crime from any law enforcement officer, prosecuting official or judge.
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.
Intimidation can also be a civil offense, in addition to a criminal offense, in some U.