Definition of "bribery" [brib•er•y]

  • The act or practice of offering, giving, or taking a bribe. (noun)

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Use "bribery" in a sentence
  • "Engaging in bribery is not a precondition for emerging market success."
  • "It is ironic that the term bribery, used to describe what was happening between Washington and Tel Aviv, was first introduced by a former American official who happens to be a devout Jew."
  • "The term bribery was first used by former American ambassador to Israel and senior Obama adviser during his presidential campaign Dan Kurtzer, who is now affiliated with Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School for International Studies."