jobbery

[ job-uh-ree ]
/ ˈdʒɒb ə ri /

noun

the conduct of public or official business for the sake of improper private gain.

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Origin of jobbery

First recorded in 1825–35; jobber + -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for jobbery

jobbery
/ (ˈdʒɒbərɪ) /

noun

the practice of making private profit out of a public office; corruption or graft
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