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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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If the probability of gaining preferential treatment in exchange for bribery is unclear, or if government officials come back and demand more bribes than originally agreed upon (Klitgaard 1990), corruption is seen as arbitrary in nature (Rodriguez et al.
The 31-year-old accused was convicted of abusing his position [formerly] at the RTA and taking bribes to tamper with electronic transactions and issue roadworthiness certificates to failed cars.
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.
Less than 1% of those polled say they have paid a bribe to officials of the justice or education systems.
The bribes also included a $14,502 reservation for a PDVSA official at the luxury Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, the indictment said.
Firms from non-OECD countries may not have such restraint on giving bribes when doing business in non-OECD countries.
Our main objective is to estimate the probability of bribing across each of the four types of bribes we observe in the data set: bribing on exams, for entrance, for credit, and on term papers.
Beginning in, or around, 2004 and continuing to 2011, I and others on the FIFA executive committee agreed to accept bribes in conjunction with the selection of South Africa as the host nation for the 2010 World Cup.
Verifying whether a bribe was paid entails costs which may deter reporting, hence BP works better against larger bribes.
Bribes were promised, offered or given most frequently to employees of state-owned enterprises (27%), followed by customs officials (11%), health officials (7%) and defence officials (6%).
Officials from government agencies involved in processing registry documents and licenses were more likely to solicit bribes compared with those offering other types of service, according to the survey.
Regardless of whether they took part in these bribes, nearly half of all Ukrainians say at least one of these types of bribery is morally acceptable.