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payolanoun [C or U]

uk   /peɪˈəʊ.lə/  us   /-ˈoʊ-/ mainly US old-fashioned informal
a ​secretpayment to someone for doing something ​illegal in ​business
(Definition of payola from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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payolanoun [C or U]

uk   us   /peɪˈəʊlə/ informal
a ​secretpayment 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 ​acceptinggifts that might ​compromise his or her ​independence.
(Definition of payola from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “payola”
in Chinese (Simplified) (为进行非法商业交易进行的)贿赂,买通…
in Chinese (Traditional) (為進行非法商業交易進行的)賄賂,買通…
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