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the act or practice of giving or accepting a bribe:
Bribery of a public official is a felony.
Contemporary Examples

Even Blago Is Presumed Innocent Scott Turow December 21, 2008
Wal-Mart Discovers Mexico’s Business Culture David Frum April 23, 2012
10 Worst Political Scandals Mark McKinnon October 29, 2009
Should the Judge Who Wrote the Torture Memos Be Impeached? John W. Dean April 20, 2009
Double Trouble for the Reid Family Steve Friess October 26, 2010

Historical Examples

A History of The Inquisition of Spain; vol. 2, Henry Charles Lea
Jennie Baxter, Journalist Robert Barr
The History of the Devils of Loudun, Volumes I-III Unknown
The Martian Cabal Roman Frederick Starzl
We Can’t Have Everything Rupert Hughes

noun (pl) -eries
the process of giving or taking bribes


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