Definitions for briberyˈbraɪ bə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

brib•er•yˈbraɪ bə ri(n.)(pl.)-er•ies.

  1. the act or practice of giving or accepting a bribe.

Origin of bribery:

1350–1400; ME < MF

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bribery, graft(noun)

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bribery(noun)ˈbraɪ bə ri

    the act of bribing

    bribery and corruption; bribery of foreign officials


  1. bribery(Noun)

    the making of illegal payment, or bribes, to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions

  2. bribery(Noun)

    the activity of giving, offering or accepting bribes

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bribery(noun)

    robbery; extortion

  2. Bribery(noun)

    the act or practice of giving or taking bribes; the act of influencing the official or political action of another by corrupt inducements


  1. Bribery

    Bribery is an act of giving money or gift giving that alters the behavior of the recipient. Bribery constitutes a crime and is defined by Black's Law Dictionary as the offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of any item of value to influence the actions of an official or other person in charge of a public or legal duty. The bribe is the gift bestowed to influence the recipient's conduct. It may be any money, good, right in action, property, preferment, privilege, emolument, object of value, advantage, or merely a promise or undertaking to induce or influence the action, vote, or influence of a person in an official or public capacity. In economics, the bribe has been described as rent. Bribery in bureaucracy has been viewed as a reason for the higher cost of production of goods and services.

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