Bribery - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbraɪbəri|  American pronunciation of the word bribery
Brit.  |ˈbrʌɪbəri|  British pronunciation of the word bribery

noun

- the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage (syn: graft)

Examples

They were arrested on charges of bribery.

We tried everything - persuasion, bribery, threats.

He was found guilty of bribery and corruption (=bribery and dishonest behaviour).

...the governor went on television to make a passionate protestation of his innocence in the bribery scandal...

He was determined to counter the bribery allegations.

A series of bribery scandals has cut a swathe through the government.

The minister was compromised in the bribery case.

all those concerned in the bribery case have been identified

he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials

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