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Society > Money > Bribery


Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


backhander a bribe.
boodle (Dutch) counterfeit money; funds obtained by corruption; (verb) to take bribes.
boodler one who takes bribes.
bribable capable of being bribed.
bribe something offered to someone to influence their judgement unduly or to persuade them to behave in a certain way; (verb) to practice bribery.
bribeable capable of being bribed.
bribee one who receives a bribe.
briber one who bribes.
cumshaw (Chinese) a present, gratuity; a bribe.
douceur (Fr.) a subtly offered bribe.
embracery an attempt to influence a jury illegally as by bribery, threats, or promises.
malversation dishonest or unethical conduct in office, such as bribery, extortion or embezzlement.
payola a secret payment or bribe to secure a favour, esp to a disc-jockey.
schmeer (Yiddish) to flatter or bribe.
shmeer to bribe.
suborn to bribe or procure to commit an unlawful act.
venal open to bribery.
venally (Adv.) VENAL, open to bribery.