Venal
Venal Ve"nal (v[=e]"nal), a. [L. vena a vein.] Of or pertaining to veins; venous; as, venal blood. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • vénal — vénal …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • vénal — vénal, ale, aux [ venal, o ] adj. • XIIe; lat. venalis, de venum « vente » 1 ♦ Qui se laisse acheter au mépris de la morale. ⇒ cupide. Un homme vénal, qui n agit que par intérêt. « je ne suis pas une femme mauvaise, ni vénale, ni intéressée »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • venal — VENÁL, Ă, venali, e, adj. (livr.) Care este lipsit de scrupule, care face orice lucru (reprobabil) pentru bani. – Din fr. vénal, lat. venalis. Trimis de cornel, 04.03.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  VENÁL adj. v. coruptibil. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Venal — Ve nal, a. [L. venalis, from venus sale; akin to Gr. w^nos price, Skr. vasna: cf. F. v[ e]nal.] Capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration; made matter of trade or barter; held for sale; salable; mercenary;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vénal — vénal, ale (vé nal, na l ) adj. 1°   Qui se vend, qui peut se vendre, en parlant de charges, d offices. Les charges de notaire, d avoué, de commissaire priseur, etc. sont vénales. Les offices vénaux étaient ceux de justice et de finance, les… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • venal — [vē′nəl] adj. [L venalis, salable, for sale < * venus, sale < IE * wesno , price > Sans vasná , price, payment, Gr ōnos, price] 1. Now Rare capable of being obtained for a price [venal services] 2. that can readily be bribed or corrupted …   English World dictionary

  • venal — Venal, [vena]le. adj. Qui se vend, qui se peut vendre. Il ne se dit guere dans le propre que des charges & des emplois qui s acheptent a prix d argent. Office venal, charge venale. c est un pays où les plus grandes dignitez de l Estat sont… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • venal — 1650s, offered for sale, capable of being obtained for a price, from Fr. vénal, from L. venalis that is for sale, from venum (nom. *venus) for sale, from PIE root *wes to buy, sell (Cf. Skt. vasnah purchase money, vasnam reward, vasnayati …   Etymology dictionary

  • venal — adj. 2 g. 1. Que se vende; que se pode vender. 2.  [Figurado] Que se deixa corromper ou peitar por dinheiro. 3.  [Anatomia] Venoso. 4. valor venal: valor normal de um gênero no mercado …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • venal — venal, venial These two unrelated words are sometimes confused, chiefly because they are close in form but perhaps also because their meanings both have to do with forms of transgression. Venal means ‘able to be bribed, corrupt’ (from Latin venum …   Modern English usage

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