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venal

adjective

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open to improper influence and especially bribery
  • that judge is known for being venal and easily bought

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The first known use of venal was in 1652

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“Venal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/venal. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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