hush money

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hush money

noun blackmail, blood money, bribe, bribe money, corrupt money, cover-up, criminal payoff, graft, gratuity, illegal bribe, illegal funds, illegal gratuity, illegal money, illegal payoff, illegal pay-out, inducement, payoff for corruption, payoff for silence, payoff to quash testimony, prize, slush fund, suppression of evidence
Associated concepts: bribery, public officials' code of conduct
See also: blackmail, bribe, graft, gratuity
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5 million hush-money deal to keep sexual abuse allegations secret.
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