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backhandernoun [C]

uk   /ˌbækˈhændər/ UK
informal an ​illegalpayment 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 ​criminaloffence to ​slip backhanders to ​officials of other countries to ​wincontracts. He was ​accused of taking backhanders.
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in Chinese (Simplified) 贿赂, 收买…
in Chinese (Traditional) 賄賂, 收買…
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