(chiefly brit.) The carrying on of public or official business dishonestly for private gain.
The improper or corrupt act or conduct of public or official business for the sake of private gain.
Origin of jobbery
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Jobbery Sentence Examples
He had a stern love of justice, and a determined hatred of everything savouring of jobbery or dishonesty.
Roused by the collapse of the assignats, following upon the ruin of industry and the arrest of commerce, they were still further exasperated by the speculations of the financiers, by the jobbery which prevailed throughout the administration, and by the sale of national property which had profited hardly any but the bourgeoisie.
The penal laws against the Catholics, the iniquitous restrictions on Irish trade and industry, the selfish factiousness 'of the parliament, the jobbery and corruption of administration, the absenteeism of the landlords, and all the other too familiar elements of that mischievous and fatal system, were then in full force.
He had brought forward in 1780 a comprehensive scheme of economical reform, with the design of limiting the resources of jobbery and corruption which the crown was able to use to strengthen its own sinister influence in parliament.