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English definition of “kickback”

kickback

noun [C]     /ˈkɪkbæk/
an amount of money that is secretly and illegally paid to someone in exchange for their help: He is accused of paying kickbacks to a district official to win contracts with the school system.
(Definition of kickback noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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