bribe


bribe
bribe 1 n: a benefit (as money) given, promised, or offered in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a position of trust (as an official or witness) compare kickback
bribe 2 vt bribed, brib·ing: to influence (a person) by giving a bribe

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

bribe
I noun corrupt money, corrupt offering, graft, hush money, illegal donation, illegal incentive, illegal incitation, illegal inducement, illegal lure, illegal offer, illegal offering, illegal present, illegal reward, offering, pretium, protection money, sop, unlawful bait, unlawful compensation, unlawful gift, unlawful gratuity associated concepts: acceptance of a bribe, bribe-giving for public office, bribe-receiving, bribery, bribing a witness, corruption, obstructing justice, offer to bribe, official misconduct, rewarding official misconduct, solicitation of a bribe, unlawful gratuities II index coax, corrupt, hush money, lure, suborn

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


bribe
v.
To give someone money or a gift to induce or influence him or her to act in a particular way, usually an improper or illegal way.
n.
Money or a gift given to influence someone.

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


bribe
1 n. Money or other valuable consideration (including a gift or favor) given or promised with the intent to corruptly influence the judgment or actions of a person, especially one in a position of trust such as a public official or juror.
2 v. To give or promise a bribe.
3 v. To gain influence by a bribe.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • Bribe — Bribe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bribed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bribing}.] 1. To rob or steal. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To give or promise a reward or consideration to (a judge, juror, legislator, voter, or other person in a position of trust)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bribe — Bribe, v. i. 1. To commit robbery or theft. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To give a bribe to a person; to pervert the judgment or corrupt the action of a person in a position of trust, by some gift or promise. [1913 Webster] An attempt to bribe,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bribe — BRIBE. s. f. Gros morceau de pain, Une bribe de pain. une grosse bribe de pain. il a mangé une bribe de pain bis. Bribe, Se dit aussi par extension, des morceaux de viande que les valets serrent, que l on donne à ceux qui demandent l aumosne. Ce… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Bribe — (br[imac]b), n. [F. bribe a lump of bread, scraps, leavings of meals (that are generally given to a beggar), LL. briba scrap of bread; cf. OF. briber, brifer, to eat gluttonously, to beg, and OHG. bilibi food.] 1. A gift begged; a present. [Obs.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bribe — BRIBE. s. f. Gros morceau de pain. Une bribe de pain. Il a mangé une bribe de pain bis. Il est populaire.Bribes, au pluriel, se dit par extension et familièrement, Des morceaux de viande que les valets serrent, ou que l on donne à ceux qui… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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