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English definition of “venal”

venal

adjective     /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 rulerObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientBad and wrong behaviour A venal activity is done in order to get money: a venal regime They are accused of being involved in venal practices.Earning money and money earned venality     /viːˈnæl.ɪ.ti/ US  /vɪˈnæl.ə.t̬i/ noun [U]
(Definition of venal adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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