bribe bribe  /b ˈraɪb/


  1. (n) payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
  2. (v) make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence

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  1. Reason: he took a bribe.
  2. A bribe is a bribe by any nameand the more euphemistic the name for it, the better.
  3. His opponent paid a higher bribe to the court, and his cousin landed in jail for trying to get a squatter off his land.



    BRIDGEPORT -- Lawyers in the Superior Court bribery trial of Dominic Badaracco Sr., agreed on a replacement juror Wednesday, after one of the alternates chosen last week was excused from serving on the case.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Greenwich Time

  2. Jurors convict ex-Chicago alderman in bribery case

    Jurors convicted a former Chicago alderman on Monday of seeking to bribe what turned out to be a fictitious Los Angeles official — a verdict that's likely put the 59-year-old back behind bars for a second time after a high-profile stint in prison in the 1990s. His hands folded in his lap, Ambrosio Medrano showed no emotion as an official at U.S. District Court in Chicago read the jury's decision ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

  3. Rutherford man admits bribe attempt to get Woodland Park charges dismissed

    A Rutherford man admitted to a federal judge on Monday that he agreed to pay $10,000 in bribes to get a dismissal of pending criminal charges against him, law enforcement officials said.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Record


  1. Commenting on the Enron case, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, one of the Supreme Court judges, said: "Because Skilling's misconduct entailed no bribe or kickback, he did not conspire to commit honest-services fraud under our confined construction of...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: BBC News

  2. "No concession, bribe or act of appeasement would change or limit their plans for murder," Bush said. "On the contrary, they target nations whose behavior they believe they can change through violence. Against such an enemy, there is only one...
    on Oct 6, 2005 By: President Bush Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  3. Alexis de Tocqueville warned, "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
    on May 19, 2004 By: Alexis de Tocqueville Source:

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