from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or practice of offering, giving, or taking a bribe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the making of illegal payment, or bribes, to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions
- n. the activity of giving, offering or accepting bribes
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Robbery; extortion.
- n. The act or practice of giving or taking bribes; the act of influencing the official or political action of another by corrupt inducements.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Theft; robbery; extortion; rapacity.
- n. The act or practice of giving or taking a bribe, or of influencing or being influenced by a bribe or bribes; especially, the act of paying or receiving, or of agreeing to pay or receive, a reward other than legal compensation for the exercise of official or delegated power irrespective of the dictates of duty, or for a false judgment or testimony, or for the performance of that which is known to be illegal or unjust.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
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Engaging in bribery is not a precondition for emerging market success.
The term bribery was first used by former American ambassador to Israel and senior Obama adviser during his presidential campaign Dan Kurtzer, who is now affiliated with Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School for International Studies.
It is ironic that the term bribery, used to describe what was happening between Washington and Tel Aviv, was first introduced by a former American official who happens to be a devout Jew.
The excuse for this bribery is the announcement by the Social Security Administration that, for the second year in a row, seniors will not get a cost of living increase in 2011.
Now, can you comment knowledgeably on whether bribery is a BIG problem in Mexico?
But when he had attempted to reveal the offers, which he termed bribery, something had to be done.
This is nothing short of buying votes which I call bribery!
He then paid her $121,000 in "hush money" according to reports after he learned of her recordings, what we call bribery in middle America.
Everything but bribery is on the progressive side in this fight.
In the U.S. bribery is an essential ingredient of the electoral process.