- The definition of bribery is offering something desirable or something of value in exchange for getting something in return.
Giving a congressman money to get a lucrative government contract job is an example of bribery.
bribery definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. briberies
the giving, offering, or taking of bribes
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French briberie, theft: see bribe
bribery definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. brib·er·ies
The act or practice of offering, giving, or taking a bribe.
bribery - Legal Definition
The criminal act or practice of voluntarily giving, offering, receiving, or soliciting a bribe to influence the official conduct of a person in a position or office of public trust. See also kickback.commercial bribery
The voluntary giving, offering, receiving, or soliciting of a bribe to influence the discretionary conduct or decision of an agent, officer, or employee of a business.