Definition of bribery
: the act or practice of giving or taking a bribe
Examples of bribery in a Sentence
They were arrested on charges of bribery.
Recent Examples of bribery from the Web
Meinl Bank was part of a vast bribery network that the Brazilian construction company has admitted to operating for more than a decade across Latin America.
Park, Choi and Lee have all denied the bribery accusations in court.
State Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks has been indicted on nine federal fraud and bribery counts in an action that supersedes the criminal charges brought against him in April.
A North Dakota sheriff who abruptly resigned has been arrested on felony counts of conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine and bribery.
All three are facing charges of wire fraud, while Buncich and Szarmach also are charged with bribery.
Aryeh Deri was previously sentenced to three years in prison for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in 2000 during his previous stint as interior minister in the 1990s.
He was acquitted of bribery charges in a 1986 case in which he and four other men were charged with taking nearly $2 million in exchange for preferential treatment for companies that dealt with stage hospitals.
The state’s blistering review comes just as the city is embroiled in a corruption scandal involving ex-Mayor Luis Aguinaga, who in September pleaded guilty in a federal bribery case.
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BRIBERY Defined for Kids
Definition of bribery for Students
: the act of giving or taking a bribe
Legal Definition of bribery
: the crime of giving or taking a bribe
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