The giving, offering, or taking of bribes.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World Law
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 making of illegal payment, or bribes, to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions.
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