state, quality, or instance of being venal; willingness to be bribed or bought off, or to prostitute one's talents for mercenary considerations
Origin of venality; from French or LL: French venalité ; from Late Latin venalitas
- The condition of being susceptible to bribery or corruption.
- The use of a position of trust for dishonest gain.
(countable and uncountable, plural venalities)
- The fact or state of being for sale, especially with reference to bribes or corruption.