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Definition of "jobbery" []

  • Corruption among public officials. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jobbery" in a sentence
  • "Thinks I to myself, this is what Mr. Hume would have, in the Commons House, called jobbery, and a poor kind of job it turned out; for, on inspecting the lime juice at Port Royal, some of it was condemned as unfit for use."
  • "Addressing a business breakfast attended by several former mayors in Somerset West, he claimed the ANC/NNP had even resorted to bribery and intimidation and the worst kind of "jobbery"."
  • "One can bear coldly the jobbery of enemies, but not that of friends, and to Adams this kind of jobbery seemed always infinitely worse than all the petty money bribes ever exploited by the newspapers."