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- n. A person who bribes
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A thief.
- n. One who bribes, or pays for corrupt practices.
- n. That which bribes; a bribe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thief; a robber.
- n. One who bribes; one who gives or offers a bribe; one who endeavors to influence or corrupt another by a bribe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who pays (or otherwise incites) you to commit a wrongful act
One of our parents had complained that I'd done nothing to dress down the offending 'briber' and that this was against the spirit etc. etc.
First, he sold his residence to a "briber" for $1.5 million.
Subsequently, after he was informed by his accountant that the profit on the sale, because it was in excess of $500,000, would generate tax at capital gains rates, he hit up the "briber" for another $115,100 to pay the tax.
But the briber still received business favours and the bribed politicians still got puff pieces.
What did the AMA get for the briber in chief harry reid.
"We're now an equal opportunity investigative arm," she aid, with a laugh, "and we will arrest the briber and the 'bribee,' as it were."
If it were legal it could take the place of polling and voting - just keep track of the amount handed out - the best briber wins.
Whereas most old fashioned election cheating methods are of a "retail" nature (e.g., each vote corrupted by a bribe involves an interaction between the briber and the bribee), wholesale fraud is possible with e-voting systems.
Moreover, a bribe usually doesn't increase the respect of the bribed for the briber.
Dennis N: A bribe is the payment of something of value to a government official in the hope that in exchange for a committment that they will perform actions favorable to the briber.