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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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The CBI laid a trap and caught the sub-inspector red-handed while accepting the bribe from the complainant.
Summary: Defendant took bribes from driver to tamper with papers and pass cars that failed technical tests
The police topped the list of public services most often demanding a bribe while 38pc of the poorest surveyed said they paid a bribe, which is the highest proportion of any income group.
Police said the suspect admitted to exploiting his job for personal gain and accepting a 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.
Blazer said in his testimony: "I agreed with other persons in or around 1992 to facilitate the acceptance of a bribe in conjunction with the selection of the host nation for the 1998 World Cup.
Sources said the four were detained on Wednesday and were taken into custody on Thursday morning after a thorough operation during which the bribe amount was recovered by CBI.
Legalize bribe giving, double the fine for bribe taking, and make the bribe taker pay back the bribe if discovered.