Definitions for venalˈvin l

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ve•nalˈvin l(adj.)

  1. open to bribery or corruption:

    a venal judge.

  2. able to be purchased, as by a bribe:

    venal acquittals.

  3. associated with or characterized by bribery.

Origin of venal:

1645–55; < L vēnālis=vēn(um) for sale (cf. vend ) +-ālis -al1

ve′nal•ly(adv.)

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

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