Definition of Bribery

1. Noun. The practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage.

Exact synonyms: Graft
Generic synonyms: Felony
Specialized synonyms: Barratry, Commercial Bribery
Derivative terms: Bribe

Definition of Bribery

1. n. Robbery; extortion.

Definition of Bribery

1. Noun. the making of illegal payment, or bribes, to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions ¹

2. Noun. (legal) the activity of giving, offering or accepting bribes ¹

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Definition of Bribery

1. an act of influencing corruptly [n -ERIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bribery

bribery (current term)
brick by brick
brick cheese
brick house
brick houses
brick in
brick it
brick over
brick red

Literary usage of Bribery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Any candidate for a county, city, or borough found guilty by an election committee of bribery, treating, or undue influence by himself or his agents shall ..."

2. Hand-book of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark (1894)
"bribery. 144. bribery at common law is denned by Black- stone to be where a judge or other officer connected with the administration of justice receives any ..."

3. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the by Thomas Erskine May (1906)
"bribery at elections has long been acknowledged as one of the most shameful evils of our constitutional government. Though not wholly unknown in earlier ..."

4. History of Federal Government in Greece and Italy by Edward Augustus Freeman, John Bagnell Bury (1893)
"There is probably no form of government under which bribery can be wholly prevented. ... If bribery appears in a despotism or in a city-commonwealth, ..."

5. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell (1877)
"OF bribery. bribery is the receiving or offering any undue reward by or to any pt whatsoever, whose ordinary profession or business relates to the ..."

6. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the by Thomas Erskine May (1876)
"It was not in nomination boroughs, or in boroughs sold in gross, that bribery had flourished : but it had been the vice of places where a small body of ..."

7. A Treatise on the Criminal Law of the United States by Francis Wharton (1874)
"bribery. § 2813. CORRUPTION, so far. as it concerns the misconduct, active or passive, of the officer corrupted, has been already independently noticed. a ..."

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