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[mass noun] The giving or offering of a bribe:‘his opponent had been guilty of bribery and corruption’[as modifier] ‘a bribery scandal’
corruption, subornationpayolapalm-greasing, graft, hush moneyView synonyms
- ‘Public morality, especially, had been swept away in France by a tidal wave of bribery and corruption.’
- ‘Medical institutions became a place of political bribery and corruption.’
- ‘The next area is the legal area which deals with internal competition, corruption, bribery and transparency.’
- ‘For example, some forms of corruption such as simple bribery may be universal.’
- ‘This could lead to bribery and kickbacks directed against key U.S. military leaders and soldiers.’
- ‘It took bribery, fraud and the forging of a great red wax municipal seal to do as she wished.’
- ‘There is no need for them to try to find out fresh bribery scandals.’
- ‘Charges including bribery and tax evasion are among the ten counts of the ethics code he is accused of violating.’
- ‘Indians had been shamefully treated, and they remained victims of threats, bribery, and fraud.’
- ‘Our whole system is nothing but a corrupt cesspool of legalized bribery!’
- ‘But he was also found guilty of forging financial documents, bribery, and other crimes.’
- ‘He could use bribery, blackmail, and other forms of coercion to keep his dishonored promises in circulation.’
- ‘France is reeling from daily revelations about bribery and corruption scandals.’
- ‘The death penalty is assigned not only for violent crimes but also for acts such as bribery and corruption.’
- ‘Nevertheless, the man's availability to bribery and blackmail could be useful.’
- ‘Their combined experience is counted on to eliminate any possibility of fraud and bribery.’
- ‘His business was built on corruption and bribery and, by 1973, he was in jail.’
- ‘Secrets, lies, scandals, corruption, bribery and pretensions have made a laughing stock of Indian cricket.’
- ‘To equate off-the-record briefings or informal contacts with bribery and corruption is preposterous.’
- ‘Those measures were aimed at eradicating corruption, bribery, and favoritism.’
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