Bribery Brib"er*y, n.; pl. {Briberies}. [OE. brybery rascality, OF. briberie. See {Bribe}, n.] 1. Robbery; extortion. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. The act or practice of giving or taking bribes; the act of influencing the official or political action of another by corrupt inducements. [1913 Webster]

{Bribery oath}, an oath taken by a person that he has not been bribed as to voting. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • BRIBERY — BRIBERY, making a gift to a person in authority, especially a judge. The injunction not to take bribes is several times repeated in the Bible, twice with the reason given that bribes blind the clear sighted and upset the pleas of the just (Ex. 23 …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • bribery — brib·ery n pl er·ies: the crime of giving or taking a bribe Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. bribery I …   Law dictionary

  • Bribery — • The payment or the promise of money or other lucrative consideration to induce another, while under the obligation of acting without any view to private emolument, to act as the briber shall prescribe Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • bribery — brib‧er‧y [ˈbraɪbəri] noun [uncountable] LAW dishonestly giving money to someone to persuade them to do something to help you: • The International Chamber of Commerce has had rules against bribery and extortion since 1977. * * * bribery noun [U]… …   Financial and business terms

  • bribery — (n.) late 14c., theft, robbery, swindling, pilfering; see BRIBE (Cf. bribe) (n.) + ERY (Cf. ery). Specifically of magistrates taking money for corrupted services from mid 16c.; sense of offering of a bribe is from 1560s …   Etymology dictionary

  • bribery — [brīb′ər ē] n. pl. briberies [ME & OFr briberie, theft: see BRIBE] the giving, offering, or taking of bribes …   English World dictionary

  • Bribery — Political corruption Corruption Perceptions Index, 2010 …   Wikipedia

  • bribery — /bruy beuh ree/, n., pl. briberies. the act or practice of giving or accepting a bribe: Bribery of a public official is a felony. [1350 1400; ME briberie theft < MF: begging. See BRIBE, ERY] * * * Crime of giving a benefit (e.g., money) in order… …   Universalium

  • bribery — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ election VERB + BRIBERY ▪ resort to BRIBERY + NOUN ▪ scandal ▪ allegation (esp. BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • bribery — noun (U) dishonestly giving money to someone in order to persuade them to do something that will help you: We tried persuasion, bribery and threats, but the guard still wouldn t let us pass. | He was arrested on suspicion of accepting bribery. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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