jobbery
noun Date: 1837 the act or practice of jobbing; especially corruption in public office

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Jobbery — Job ber*y, n. 1. The act or practice of jobbing. [1913 Webster] 2. Underhand management; official corruption; as, municipal jobbery. Mayhew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jobbery — index abuse (corrupt practice), artifice, bribery, corruption, crime, gratuity (bribe), improbity, pettifoggery …   Law dictionary

  • jobbery — [jäb′ər ē] n. [see JOB1, vi. 3] Chiefly Brit. the carrying on of public or official business dishonestly for private gain …   English World dictionary

  • jobbery — /job euh ree/, n. the conduct of public or official business for the sake of improper private gain. [1825 35; JOBBER + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • jobbery — noun The improper or corrupt act or conduct of public or official business for the sake of private gain …   Wiktionary

  • jobbery — job·ber·y || dÊ’É‘bÉ™rɪ / dÊ’É’b n. exploitation of a position for personal profit, corruption …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jobbery — noun the practice of using a public office or position of trust for one s own advantage …   English new terms dictionary

  • jobbery — n graft, racket, spoils; Inf. pickings, rake off, cut, kickback; plunder, loot, booty,,swag, boodle, grease, velvet, gravy, honey, payola, hush money, pay off, shake down; pettifogging, fraudu lence, gerrymandering, putting in the fix, pulling… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • jobbery — job·bery …   English syllables

  • jobbery — job•ber•y [[t]ˈdʒɒb ə ri[/t]] n. the carrying on of public or official business for the sake of improper private gain • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

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