Definitions for venally
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
dishonestly, venally, deceitfully(adverb)
in a corrupt and deceitful manner
"he acted dishonestly when he gave the contract to his best friend"
In a venal fashion; mercenarily or in a manner subject to corruption.
in a venal manner