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venality

[ vee-nal-i-tee, vuh- ]
/ viˈnæl ɪ ti, və- /
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noun

the condition or quality of being venal; openness to bribery or corruption.

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Origin of venality

From the Late Latin word vēnālitas, dating back to 1605–15. See venal, -ity
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