the act or practice of giving or accepting a bribe: Bribery of a public official is a felony.
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- bribery , extortion
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How to use bribery in a sentence
Most of the Ecuadorean officials involved in the project have been convicted of bribery, including a former Vice President, a former Electricity Minister and even a former anticorruption official.The U.S. and China Are Battling for Influence in Latin America, and the Pandemic Has Raised the Stakes | Charlie Campell/Beijing | February 4, 2021 | Time
He soon left the force and turned to a career of bribery, fraud, and international drug trafficking, earning several prison sentences—he even escaped once.Why Olympic Swimmer Klete Keller, Arrested for Allegedly Invading the Capitol, Probably Won't Lose His Olympic Medals | Sean Gregory | January 14, 2021 | Time
The Texas attorney general has spent years under indictment for alleged securities fraud, and his top deputies recently reported him to the FBI over allegations of bribery.Texas leads Republican attorneys general in new antitrust lawsuit against Google, targeting its advertising empire | Tony Romm | December 16, 2020 | Washington Post
Paxton, a conservative Republican, in October was accused by senior aides of potential crimes including bribery, which he has denied.
Yin Hongzhang was sentenced to ten years in prison for corruption, but Sinovac was not charged for its role in the bribery case.China’s COVID-19 vaccines are here—for better or worse | Grady McGregor | December 10, 2020 | Fortune
If true, however, this would be bribery at its most audacious—and creative.
This kind of dependence on donors is a broader, older idea of “corruption” than bribery.Undo Citizens United? We’d Only Scratch the Surface | Jedediah Purdy | November 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She refused to participate in political bribery, which is the unspoken prerequisite backbone of this world.‘Housewife Tycoon’ Took On ‘Mad Men’ NYC Real Estate Market and Won | Vicky Ward | October 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One brother, state Sen. Floyd Lamb, was convicted in an FBI bribery sting.The Cowboy Sheriff of Las Vegas Rides Into ‘Mob Museum’ | John L. Smith | June 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But through alleged bribery and intimidation, he managed to bring the legislative body under his sway.
All bribery, and injustice shall be blotted out, and fidelity shall stand for ever.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Sentence of fine and imprisonment passed upon lord Bacon in the house of peers for bribery.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Graft among British policemen is unknown and bribery altogether unheard of.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
The result of the elections showed that the first reformed parliament had no small quantity of bribery to deal with.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
The Government of China, Mr. Norman testifies, is a vast system of competitive examination tempered by bribery.
British Dictionary definitions for bribery
the process of giving or taking bribes
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