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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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As a result, before corruption can be eventually reduced when the country achieves well-functioning full democracy, corruption will be more severe and less efficient, because there are more officials to bribe and few of them are able to deliver the public goods to the briber.
A better alternative, analogous to leniency in antitrust, may be a scheme open to both briber and bribed, where immunity is awarded only to the first party that reports, while the other party will incur stronger sanctions.
Offering or giving a bribe, by contrast, involves a different dynamic: The briber (in contrast to the bribee) normally does not have a duty of loyalty.
potential bribers ranges between $0 and $3000, and, to keep things
S is very low), bureaucrat's self-interest or maximization of bribe revenue leads him to choose a bribe such that all units are sold to bribers and hence, all waiting individuals are excluded from the market.
Bribers cannot be sure that what they are paying for will be delivered, and payments made firm by firm "result in a wide variance in conditions across firms" (p.
The Construction Ministry on Tuesday banned alleged briber Wakachiku Construction Co.
These anthropological reports show that the public, ritualistic, and relational aspects of the gift protect society from unscrupulous bribers and bribe-takers.
Voters will not attempt to cheat their bribers because they know their actual vote is public knowledge.
Putting a few corrupt politicians and their bribers (the "criminal rich," as Teddy Roosevelt called them) in jail wouldn't hurt, either.
Prosecutors have begun to announce indictments of the bribers and the officials who took their money.
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