Definitions for venalˈvin l
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
open to bribery or corruption:
a venal judge.
able to be purchased, as by a bribe:
associated with or characterized by bribery.
Origin of venal:
1645–55; < L vēnālis=vēn(um) for sale (cf. vend ) +-ālis -al1
corruptible, bribable, dishonest, purchasable, venal(adj)
capable of being corrupted
"corruptible judges"; "dishonest politicians"; "a purchasable senator"; "a venal police officer"
of or pertaining to veins; venous; as, venal blood
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