venality

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

noun

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
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Word Origin and History for venality

venality


n.

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

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