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
Humala is Peru’s second former leader to face the threat of jail as part of the investigation into a vast bribery scheme mounted by Brazilian construction companies to win contracts at home and abroad.
This newest sentencing, which occurred on July 12, adds to what Brazilian prosecutors have called the Car Wash scandal, a multi-billion dollar bribery circuit involving oil companies like Petrobas and construction companies like Odebrecht.
When he was indicted for bribery, in 1969, his lawyer suffered a heart attack near the end of the trial.
The indictment did not allege any separate bribery or public corruption charge.
Because Williams admitted to bribery, Stretton said, he likely will be permanently disbarred.
The family attempted to acquire the company outright in 2011, but abandoned the bid amid News Corp.'s phone hacking and alleged bribery scandal.
PHILADELPHIA — District Attorney R. Seth Williams pleaded guilty to bribery and quit his position as Philadelphia’s chief law enforcement officer on Thursday, bringing to an abrupt halt his trial on federal corruption charges.
Snyder and Cortina were charged in November with violating a federal bribery statute.
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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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