a percentage of income given to a person in a position of power or influence as payment for having made the income possible: usually considered improper or unethical.
a rebate, usually given secretively by a seller to a buyer or to one who influenced the buyer.
the practice of an employer or a person in a supervisory position of taking back a portion of the wages due workers.
a response, usually vigorous.
a sudden, uncontrolled movement of a machine, tool, or other device, as on starting or in striking an obstruction:
A kickback from a chain saw can be dangerous.
a strong reaction
part of an income paid to a person having influence over the size or payment of the income, esp by some illegal arrangement
(intransitive) to have a strong reaction
(intransitive) (esp of a gun) to recoil
to pay a kickback to (someone)
also kick-back, c.1900 in various mechanical senses, from kick (v.) + back (adv.). By 1926 in a slang sense of “be forced to return pelf, pay back to victims,” which was extended to illegal partial give-backs of government-set wages that were extorted from workers by employers. Hence sense of “illegal or improper payment” (1932).
Money given to someone illegally or unethically: Buying another poor devil’s job for $50 or a kick-back from his pay/ All the cops were on the pad, getting kickbacks from the hookers (1934+)
a member of the political Left or a person sympathetic to its views. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or advocated by the political Left. Contemporary Examples JVP has been marginalized for years even by Jewish leftist organizations such as J-Street. Bad Faith on Two States Shaul Magid June 3, 2012 Spector studied law after stints […]
anti-lewisite anti-lewisite an·ti-lew·is·ite (ān’tē-lōō’ĭ-sīt’, ān’tī-) n. See dimercaprol.
favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs. (often initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform. of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating , especially the freedom of the individual and governmental guarantees of individual rights and liberties. favorable to or in accord […]
the quality or state of being , as in behavior or attitude. a political or social philosophy advocating the freedom of the individual, parliamentary systems of government, nonviolent modification of political, social, or economic institutions to assure unrestricted development in all spheres of human endeavor, and governmental guarantees of individual rights and civil liberties. (sometimes […]