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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/
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