Definitions for venally

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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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dishonestly, venally, deceitfully(adverb)

    in a corrupt and deceitful manner

    "he acted dishonestly when he gave the contract to his best friend"


  1. venally(Adverb)

    In a venal fashion; mercenarily or in a manner subject to corruption.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Venally(adverb)

    in a venal manner


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