venality

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. vena contracta,
  2. venacavography,
  3. venae cavernosae penis,
  4. venae rectae,
  5. venal,
  6. venally,
  7. venatic,
  8. venation,
  9. vend,
  10. venda

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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