bribery

[ brahy-buh-ree ]
/ ˈbraɪ bə ri /

noun, plural brib·er·ies.

the act or practice of giving or accepting a bribe: Bribery of a public official is a felony.

Origin of bribery

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

Can be confused

bribery extortion
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bribery

/ (ˈbraɪbərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

the process of giving or taking bribes
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