[vee-nal-i-tee, vuh-]


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

Origin of venality

From the Late Latin word vēnālitas, dating back to 1605–15. See venal, -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for venality

1610s, from French vénalité or directly from Late Latin venalitatem (nominative venalitas) "capable of being bought," from venalis (see venal).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper