briber


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bribe

 (brīb)
n.
1. Money or some other benefit given to a person in power, especially a public official, in an effort to cause the person to take a particular action.
2. Something offered to induce another to do something: tried to use dessert as a bribe to get the child to cooperate.
v. bribed, brib·ing, bribes
v.tr.
To give, offer, or promise a bribe to.
v.intr.
To give, offer, or promise bribes.

[Middle English, from Old French, piece of bread given as alms.]

brib′a·ble adj.
brib′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.briber - someone who pays (or otherwise incites) you to commit a wrongful actbriber - someone who pays (or otherwise incites) you to commit a wrongful act
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
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I have been credibly informed, and am inclined to believe, that the various boards of directors of railway companies, those gigantic jobbers and bribers, while quarrelling about everything else, agreed together some ten years back to buy up the learned profession of medicine, body and soul.
Le comedien Karim Briber a mis en scene un nouveau spectacle [beaucoup moins que]Robe Blanche[beaucoup plus grand que] de l'auteur M'hamed Benguettaf.
Facilitation payments, also called "according to rule" corruption, refer to bribes paid in order to receive preferential treatment for something that the briber is required to do by law.
It states those found guilty, whether the briber or the person bribed, would get up to 10 years in jail.
It states those found guilty, whether the briber or the person bribed, would get up to 10 years in jail, according to a report in our sister publication the Gulf Daily News.
As regards incrimination of corruption, GRECO remarks that the Macedonian legislation still allows for the briber that reports the crime before being discovered, thus turning into an associate of justice, to be paid his bribe back.
Table 2 summarizes data on total and mean values of business obtained by briber givers, the amount of bribes or payments, and the mean ratio of payments (bribes) to business obtained in DOJ cases.
Jones, RL, Kumar, SK, Ho, DL, Briber, RM, Russell, TP, "Chain Conformation in Ultralhin Polymer Films.
Unless a legislature clearly indicates otherwise, there is no reason to let off a briber just because he was also a victim of extortion.
Despite using the term "passive" to refer to the conduct of the bribee, neither side is truly passive since both the briber and bribee must agree before a bribe can occur.
Difficulties arising from the old legislation, such as a requirement to prove the intent of the briber, made it difficult to prosecute corruption.
Offering the said official directly, or through a third party, money or other advantages to perform their duties improperly to the advantage of the briber.