What does bribery mean?

Definitions for briberyˈbraɪ bə ri

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bribery.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bribery, graft(noun)

    the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage


  1. bribery(Noun)

    the making of illegal payment, or bribes, to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions

  2. bribery(Noun)

    the activity of giving, offering or accepting bribes

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bribery(noun)

    robbery; extortion

  2. Bribery(noun)

    the act or practice of giving or taking bribes; the act of influencing the official or political action of another by corrupt inducements


  1. Bribery

    Bribery is an act of giving money or gift giving that alters the behavior of the recipient. Bribery constitutes a crime and is defined by Black's Law Dictionary as the offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of any item of value to influence the actions of an official or other person in charge of a public or legal duty. The bribe is the gift bestowed to influence the recipient's conduct. It may be any money, good, right in action, property, preferment, privilege, emolument, object of value, advantage, or merely a promise or undertaking to induce or influence the action, vote, or influence of a person in an official or public capacity. In economics, the bribe has been described as rent. Bribery in bureaucracy has been viewed as a reason for the higher cost of production of goods and services.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bribery in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bribery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Somyot Pumpanmuang:

    We cannot deny the existence of bribery and corruption.

  2. Jimmy Carter:

    Now it's just an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery.

  3. Bahram Baloch:

    Injustice, bribery and recommendations are main obstacles in the way of progress of a society or a nation.

  4. Luis Otavio de Souza Leal:

    The fiscal adjustment will have an economic impact, but the bribery scandal at Petrobras could also make things worse.

  5. Nike Inc:

    There is no allegation in court documents that any employee was aware of or knowingly participated in any bribery scheme.

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