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venaladjective

uk   us   /ˈviː.nəl/ formal
A venal ​person is ​willing to ​behave in a way that is not ​honest or ​moral in ​exchange for ​money: a venal ​ruler A venal ​activity is done in ​order to get ​money: a venal ​regime They are ​accused of being ​involved in venal ​practices.
venality
noun [U] uk   /viːˈnæl.ɪ.ti/  us   /vɪˈnæl.ə.t̬i/
(Definition of venal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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