[ brahy-buh-ree ]
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noun,plural brib·er·ies.
  1. the act or practice of giving or accepting a bribe: Bribery of a public official is a felony.

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Origin of bribery

1350–1400; Middle English briberie theft <Middle French: begging. See bribe, -ery

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British Dictionary definitions for bribery


/ (ˈbraɪbərɪ) /

nounplural -eries
  1. the process of giving or taking bribes

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