Meaning of “bribery” in the English Dictionary


"bribery" in American English

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briberynoun [ U ]

us /ˈbrɑɪ·bə·ri/

the crime of giving someone money or something else of value, often illegally, to persuade that person to do something you want:

Charges of bribery and official corruption were made.

(Definition of “bribery” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bribery" in Business English

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the crime of giving someone, especially someone in a position of authority, money, a gift, etc. so that they will do something illegal or dishonest for you:

The organization was rife with bribery and corruption.
He was indicted in a bribery scandal over subway supply contracts.

(Definition of “bribery” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)