hush money


: money paid so that someone will keep information secret : money that a person pays someone to hush something up
He's accused of paying her hush money to keep their affair secret.

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Recent Examples on the Web The judge who oversaw former President Donald Trump’s hush money criminal trial in New York made the parties aware Friday of a post to the court system’s Facebook page. Peter Charalambous, ABC News, 7 June 2024 Read Next National Can Supreme Court intervene in Trump’s hush money case? Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 5 June 2024 Trump paid $130,000 in hush money to cover up his extramarital liaison with Daniels, knowing the facts would very likely cost him the 2016 presidential election if voters found out. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2024 There were at least three people in the January 2017 meeting at Trump Towers — Donald Trump, Michael Cohen and Alan Weisselberg, who outlined on paper that day the plan to cover the hush money Cohen had paid. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for hush money 

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“Hush money.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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