from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The practice of using one's influence with persons in authority to obtain favors or preferential treatment for another, usually in return for payment.
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- noun a type of
corruptionin which people use their connections with governments to gain favors or preferential treatment for a third party, usually in return for money.
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