Definition of 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.
Word by Word Definitions
: calm, quiet
: to put at rest : mollify
: to keep from public knowledge : suppress
: silent, still
: intended to prevent the dissemination of certain information
: a silence or calm especially following noise : quiet
: something generally accepted as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment: such as
: officially coined or stamped metal currency
: money of account
: involving or reliable in a crucial situation
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