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kickback

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noun kick·back \ˈkik-ˌbak\

Simple Definition of kickback

  • : an amount of money that is given to someone in return for providing help in a secret and dishonest business deal

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of kickback

  1. 1 :  a sharp violent reaction

  2. 2 :  a return of a part of a sum received often because of confidential agreement or coercion <every city contract had been let with a ten percent kickback to city officials — D. K. Shipler>

Examples of kickback in a sentence

  1. Several company executives were accused of accepting kickbacks.



1920

First Known Use of kickback

1920

Rhymes with kickback

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Law Dictionary

kickback

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noun kick·back \ˈkik-ˌbak\

Legal Definition of kickback

  1. :  a payment (as of money or property) made to one in a position to open up or control a source of income for the payor <convicted of receiving kickbacks for referrals> — compare bribe, payoff



Additional Notes on kickback

A kickback is specifically a payment for income received or to be received. The word is usu. not restricted to a return of funds.


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