briber


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

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
References in classic literature ?
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.
Then Labour, too, failed to convince the country, despite the post-result smirks from that serial briber of the electorate, and terrorists' friend, Jeremy Corbyn.
Herman Epstein is a serial briber who has shown time and again that nothing will stop him from cutting corners to make a profit," said DA Vance.
a briber pays, but the bribee fails to deliver due to the weakening political power of corrupt officials).
The briber was arrested after an ambush in collaboration with the Information and Investigations Directorate at the Customs Affairs.
L'œuvre, ecrite par Rochedi Redouane et mise en scene par Abdelkrim Briber, met en scene le personnage de Moh, un agent de securite dans un musee d'Histoire campe par Mahfoud Hani.
The purported briber owed me Dh8,500 and he called me and asked me to go and collect Dh1,500.
Since I was the briber, not the bribed, I didn't need anything hot so opted for one of several veggie combinations: roasted squash with hummus and seeds (PS3.
009 from secondary school Past Briber 1 if student bribed on final exams .
Thus, the regulation and punishment of the situation after the public officer fulfilled his job duties has received money or undue advantages in the absence of a prior agreement with the briber, the 1968 Criminal Code regulated a distinct offense as the reception of an unfair advantage for such a situation.
At first glance, the results appear positive, but we highlight a credibility problem that is linked to the negative externalities entailed: After a briber blows the whistle, letting him keep the object of the corrupt deal (besides the bribe) may be politically unfeasible, hence not credible.
The Relationship between the Briber and the Corrupt Official The Exchange of Favors; 8.