Meaning of “backhander” in the English Dictionary

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"backhander" in Business English

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backhandernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌbækˈhændər/ UK

informal an illegal payment or gift that is given to a person, especially someone in authority, in order to get them to do something for you:

Governments pledged to make it a criminal offence to slip backhanders to officials of other countries to win contracts.
He was accused of taking backhanders.
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(Definition of “backhander” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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