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payola

noun [C or U]
 
 
/peɪˈəʊlə/ informal
a secret payment to someone for doing something illegal in business or politics, or the act of making such payments: parliamentary payola Many organizations now have guidelines about payola, intended to prevent an employee from accepting gifts that might compromise his or her independence.
Translations of “payola”
in Chinese (Traditional) (為進行非法商業交易進行的)賄賂,買通…
in Chinese (Simplified) (为进行非法商业交易进行的)贿赂,买通…
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