venality


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ve·nal·i·ty

 (vē-năl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. ve·nal·i·ties
1. The condition of being susceptible to bribery or corruption.
2. The use of a position of trust for dishonest gain.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.venality - prostitution of talents or offices or services for reward
corruption, corruptness - lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain
Translations

venality

[viːˈnælɪtɪ] Nvenalidad f

venality

n (liter) (of person)Käuflichkeit f; (of practices)Korruption f; the venality of his interestsseine eigennützigen Motive

venality

[viːˈnælɪtɪ] n (frm) → venalità
References in classic literature ?
This peculiar felicity of situation has, in a great degree, contributed to preserve the liberty which that country to this day enjoys, in spite of the prevalent venality and corruption.
The doctor's alarms, his unscrupulous venality, the simulated illness, my own dismissal, each fitted in its obvious place, and not even the last had power as yet to mar my joy in the one central fact to which all the rest were as tapers to the sun.
The prime minister reiterated his stance of naming and shaming those involved in horse trading and venality in Senate polls believing that those contesting elections using their riches could neither serve the country nor the Senate.
Start talking about sex and suddenly you are talking about the culture of gender segregation and if there is one thing you do not want to be talking about it is gender segregation because down that path lies venality, filth, degradation, the collapse of civilisation as we know it and the distant possibility of a normal relationship over a far horizon.
The Prime Minister has put quite a burning question as how a party or individual with no MPA in a Provincial Assembly can become a Senator, there is only one method of plundering and venality which we all have to reject outrightly as this is not in the national interest in any manner.
Let them inherit an Africa far freer from the inequality, corruption, and venality which characterize too many of its governments.
If their identities are not forgotten it is only because it will take years for the stench of venality to fade.
However, what concerns us is that our political parties fall for those provocations and, without checking facts first, accuse MANU of not responding to crucial matters of special national interest and of favoring a political party, of clientelism and of venality.
Holiday is one of the most consistently original writers in the field, having already updated ancient Greek philosophy (The Daily Stoic), advised detachment (Ego is the Enemy), and exposed the venality of media manipulators (Trust Me, I'm Lying).
Whether ineptitude, naivety or venality is to blame, the taxpayer rarely does well out of sell-offs.
That's not hard: Russia's venality " the seizure of Crimea and the support for separatists in eastern Ukraine " is a strong unifying force in Ukrainian politics.
The statements on rape issued by Mulayam Singh Yadav, chief of the ruling Samajwadi Party in India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, have once again exposed the venality of many male members in Indian polity.