venality

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

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Word Origin and History for 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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