The definition of venal is corrupt or willing to take bribes.(adjective)
An example of someone venal is a policeman who will take bribes.
See venal in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L venalis, salable, for sale < *venus, sale < IE *wesno-, price > Sans vasná-, price, payment, Gr ōnos, price
See venal in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin vēnālis
Origin: , from vēnum, sale; see wes-3 in Indo-European roots.
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