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noun as in blackmail

noun as in payola

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Most of the Ecuadorean officials involved in the project have been convicted of bribery, including a former Vice President, a former Electricity Minister and even a former anticorruption official.

From Time

He soon left the force and turned to a career of bribery, fraud, and international drug trafficking, earning several prison sentences—he even escaped once.

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The Texas attorney general has spent years under indictment for alleged securities fraud, and his top deputies recently reported him to the FBI over allegations of bribery.

Paxton, a conservative Republican, in October was accused by senior aides of potential crimes including bribery, which he has denied.

From Fortune

Yin Hongzhang was sentenced to ten years in prison for corruption, but Sinovac was not charged for its role in the bribery case.

From Fortune

If true, however, this would be bribery at its most audacious—and creative.

This kind of dependence on donors is a broader, older idea of “corruption” than bribery.

She refused to participate in political bribery, which is the unspoken prerequisite backbone of this world.

One brother, state Sen. Floyd Lamb, was convicted in an FBI bribery sting.

But through alleged bribery and intimidation, he managed to bring the legislative body under his sway.

All bribery, and injustice shall be blotted out, and fidelity shall stand for ever.

Sentence of fine and imprisonment passed upon lord Bacon in the house of peers for bribery.

Graft among British policemen is unknown and bribery altogether unheard of.

The result of the elections showed that the first reformed parliament had no small quantity of bribery to deal with.

The Government of China, Mr. Norman testifies, is a vast system of competitive examination tempered by bribery.


On this page you'll find 94 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bribery, such as: bribe, extortion, exaction, milking, payoff, and protection.

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