- 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.
the giving, offering, or taking of bribes
Origin of briberyMiddle English and amp; Old French briberie, theft: see bribe
The act or practice of offering, giving, or taking a bribe.
- the making of illegal payment, or bribes, to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions
- (law) the activity of giving, offering or accepting bribes
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.