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Corruption among public officials.

[From job.]


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the practice of making private profit out of a public office; corruption or graft


(ˈdʒɒb ə ri)

the carrying on of public or official business for the sake of improper private gain.


 gobs; small pieces of work collectively.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jobbery - corruptness among public officials
corruption, corruptness - lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain


[ˈdʒɒbərɪ] N (Brit) → intrigas fpl, chanchullos mpl
piece of jobberyintriga f, chanchullo m
by a piece of jobberypor enchufe


nSchiebung f, → Amtsmissbrauch m
References in classic literature ?
He was thought a good administrator, and it was often a question of making him mayor of Alencon; but the memory of his underhand jobbery still clung to him, and he was never received at the prefecture.
You know, and you know that I know just what jobbery was done in the building trades' strike last fall, who put up the money, who did the work, and who profited by it.
Draper's, Cloth-Merchant's] Letters,' in which Swift aroused the country to successful resistance against a very unprincipled piece of political jobbery whereby a certain Englishman was to be allowed to issue a debased copper coinage at enormous profit to himself but to the certain disaster of Ireland.
jobbery was suspected by the malicious; perhaps because it was indisputable that if the adherence of the immortal Enemy of Mankind could have been secured by a job, the Barnacles would have jobbed him--for the good of the country, for the good of the country.
His circle of familiar acquaintance, from Mr Lammle round, all had a touch of the outlaw, as to their rovings in the merry greenwood of Jobbery Forest, lying on the outskirts of the Share-Market and the Stock Exchange.
Citizens may loathe cronyism both because its exclusivity disadvantages them materially and because its jobbery offends them morally.
Her chapter titles are contemporary quotations, among them Chamberlain is a very un-Irish name, the respectable skirts of nationalism, and orgy of jobbery, the conscience of the 99%, justified by stirabout and redeemed by porridge, a long way of using a short word, and inner emigration.
But the action group of the UP IAS Association, which shot into limelight exposing jobbery 12 years ago, now lies defunct.
The crude partisan political jobbery that led to the abolition of the Greater London Council, the English Metropolitan authorities, and the federated Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto scarcely justifies use of the term.
26, 1857, at 4; see also The Quarterly Review, Tampering with Jurors and Political Jobbery, N.