Definitions for venalˈvin l

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word venal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. corruptible, bribable, dishonest, purchasable, venal(adj)

    capable of being corrupted

    "corruptible judges"; "dishonest politicians"; "a purchasable senator"; "a venal police officer"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Venal(adj)

    of or pertaining to veins; venous; as, venal blood

  2. Venal(adj)

    capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration; made matter of trade or barter; held for sale; salable; mercenary; purchasable; hireling; as, venal services

  3. Origin: [L. vena a vein.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nathan Brown:

    The result is likely to seem obstructionist and venal. It will be both, but that's the way it has been designed.

  2. Nathan Brown:

    It will be difficult to cobble together a majority.  The regime is likely to find it a nuisance. Individual deputies will have an incentive to make a lot of noise or to secure benefits for those who elected them, the result is likely to seem obstructionist and venal. It will be both, but that's the way it has been designed.


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