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bribe

noun corrupt money, corrupt offering, graft, hush money, illegal donation, illegal incentive, illegal incitation, illegal inducement, illegal lure, illegal offer, illegal offering, illegal present, illegal reward, offering, pretium, protection money, sop, unlawful bait, unlawful compensation, unlawful gift, unlawful gratuity
Associated concepts: acceptance of a bribe, bribe-giving for public office, bribery, bribing a witness, corruption, obstructing justice, offer to bribe, official misconnuct, rewarding official misconduct, solicitation of a bribe, unlawful gratuities
See also: coax, corrupt, hush money, lure, suborn

BRIBE, crim. law. The gift or promise, which is accepted, of some advantage, as the inducement for some illegal act or omission; or of some illegal emolument, as a consideration, for preferring one person to another, in the performance of a legal act.

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Their lawyer urged that the prosecution had not submitted sufficient evidence to prove his clients had asked for or received any bribe from the construction company.
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After negotiation, the sub-inspector settled for a bribe of Rs 2 lakh.
The cousin cooperated with the police in a sting operation to have the 31-year-old apprehended for taking Dh150 as a bribe in February, said records.
In the survey of more than 20,000 people in 16 countries spanning the Asia-Pacific region, an estimated 900 million said they had to pay a bribe at least once in the past one year.
Col Mattar Moded Al Muhairi, Director of the force's Anti Corruption Department, said: "The technician was arrested after investigations confirmed he received the bribe.
Six percent justify those who give bribes, while 94% condemn them, according to the nationally representative survey conducted by the polling agency between March 28 and April 5, bTV said.
Apart from international treaties, there are other factors that contribute to reduced levels of bribe giving by firms.
Despite its illegality, he argues that the mutually beneficial nature of the transaction leaves both participants sufficiently satisfied to execute the bribe.
He said he also facilitated a bribe in the awarding of the 1998 World Cup, which was held in France.
The team was alerted about Kumar entering Logapathy's chamber with the alleged bribe amount and then came out without it.
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