bribery
brib·ery n pl -er·ies: the crime of giving or taking a bribe

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

bribery
I noun allurement, baiting, blandishment, breach of faith, bribing, cajolement, cajolery, collusion, complicity, connivance, corrupt inducement, corrupt payment, corruptibility, corruption, crime, criminality, enticement, illegal incitation, illegal inducement, improbity, inducement, inveiglement, jobbery, lawbreaking, luring, misdealing, opportunism, perfidy, pettifoggery, plying, pressure, prodition, seducement, snaring, tantalization, temptation, tempting, unlawful encouragement, venality associated concepts: commercial bribery, obstruction of justice, official misconduct, public bribery II index corruption, graft

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


bribery
n.
The act of offering a bribe.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


bribery
The crime of giving or taking money or some other valuable item in order to influence a public official (any governmental employee) in the performance of his or her duties. Bribery can also involve corrupt dealing with the employees of a business competitor in order to secure an advantage.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


bribery
n. The criminal act or practice of voluntarily giving, offering, receiving, or soliciting a bribe to influence the official conduct of a person in a position or office of public trust.
See also kickback.
@ commercial bribery
The voluntary giving, offering, receiving, or soliciting of a bribe to influence the discretionary conduct or decision of an agent, officer, or employee of a business.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


bribery
The offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of something of value for the purpose of influencing the action of an official in the discharge of his or her public or legal duties.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


bribery
The offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of something of value for the purpose of influencing the action of an official in the discharge of his or her public or legal duties.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

bribery
n.
   the crime of giving or taking money or some other valuable item in order to influence a public official (any governmental employee) in the performance of his/her duties. Bribery includes paying to get government contracts (cutting in the roads commissioner for a secret percentage of the profit), giving a bottle of liquor to a building inspector to ignore a violation or grant a permit, or selling stock to a Congressman at a cut-rate price. Example: Governor (later Vice President) Spiro T. Agnew received five cents from the concessionaire for each pack of cigarettes sold in the Maryland capitol building. The definition has been expanded to include bribes given to corporate officials to obtain contracts or other advantages which are against company policy.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • BRIBERY — BRIBERY, making a gift to a person in authority, especially a judge. The injunction not to take bribes is several times repeated in the Bible, twice with the reason given that bribes blind the clear sighted and upset the pleas of the just (Ex. 23 …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Bribery — • The payment or the promise of money or other lucrative consideration to induce another, while under the obligation of acting without any view to private emolument, to act as the briber shall prescribe Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • bribery — brib‧er‧y [ˈbraɪbəri] noun [uncountable] LAW dishonestly giving money to someone to persuade them to do something to help you: • The International Chamber of Commerce has had rules against bribery and extortion since 1977. * * * bribery noun [U]… …   Financial and business terms

  • Bribery — Brib er*y, n.; pl. {Briberies}. [OE. brybery rascality, OF. briberie. See {Bribe}, n.] 1. Robbery; extortion. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. The act or practice of giving or taking bribes; the act of influencing the official or political action of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bribery — (n.) late 14c., theft, robbery, swindling, pilfering; see BRIBE (Cf. bribe) (n.) + ERY (Cf. ery). Specifically of magistrates taking money for corrupted services from mid 16c.; sense of offering of a bribe is from 1560s …   Etymology dictionary

  • bribery — [brīb′ər ē] n. pl. briberies [ME & OFr briberie, theft: see BRIBE] the giving, offering, or taking of bribes …   English World dictionary

  • Bribery — Political corruption Corruption Perceptions Index, 2010 …   Wikipedia

  • bribery — /bruy beuh ree/, n., pl. briberies. the act or practice of giving or accepting a bribe: Bribery of a public official is a felony. [1350 1400; ME briberie theft < MF: begging. See BRIBE, ERY] * * * Crime of giving a benefit (e.g., money) in order… …   Universalium

  • bribery — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ election VERB + BRIBERY ▪ resort to BRIBERY + NOUN ▪ scandal ▪ allegation (esp. BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • bribery — noun (U) dishonestly giving money to someone in order to persuade them to do something that will help you: We tried persuasion, bribery and threats, but the guard still wouldn t let us pass. | He was arrested on suspicion of accepting bribery. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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