any of several U.S. statutes for ensuring the purity of elections by forbidding the purchase of votes, restricting the amount and source of political contributions, limiting campaign expenditures, and requiring the submission of an itemized statement of such expenditures.
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How to use corrupt practices act in a sentence
Ongoing U.S. investigations were looking likely to end in large fines due under the Foreign corrupt practices act.Murdoch Hacking Scandal Could Go Global, Threaten News Corp.’s Core TV Business | Peter Jukes | March 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Wrote back that, in view of the corrupt practices act, it was impossible for me to relieve individual cases.
The corrupt practices act of 1883 therefore fixed a maximum of expenditure for each candidate at a parliamentary election.Human Nature In Politics | Graham Wallas
He was responsible for carrying the corrupt practices act of 1883.