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hush money

n. Informal
A bribe paid to keep something secret.

hush money

n
slang money given to a person, such as an accomplice, to ensure that something is kept secret

hush′ mon`ey


n.
a bribe to keep someone from revealing scandalous or damaging information.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hush money - a bribe paid to someone to insure that something is kept secret
bribe, payoff - payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
Translations

hush money

nSchweigegeld nt

hush money

n to pay sb hush money (fam) → comprare il silenzio di qn
References in classic literature ?
To allow Ada to be made a bribe and hush-money of is not the way to bring it out.
Rendered into intelligible English, this resolution pledged him to hold no communication with Sir Patrick--until he had first tested his success in negotiating with other persons, who might be equally interested in getting possession of the correspondence, and more liberal in giving hush-money to the thief who had stolen it.
The House Judiciary Committee is preparing to hold hearings and call witnesses involved in hush-money payments to ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult-film actress Stormy Daniels as soon as October, according to people familiar with the plans who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions.
It alleges that Ronaldo or people working for him allowed word to become public last year of a hush-money settlement that paid her 375,000 US dollars (PS310,000).
MICHAEL Cohen said there "remains much to be told" as he headed to prison to begin a threeyear sentence for crimes including campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made on behalf of Donald Trump.
The corrupt environment officers are letting it happen just because of the hush-money they receive from the owners.
Cohen, 52, was sentenced in December to three years in federal prison on nine charges, which included campaign-finance violations related to hush-money payments to women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump.
In a court filing last week, the prosecutors left no doubt that they believe Cohen arranged the hush-money payments at Trump's direction, saying the maneuver was part of an effort to "influence the election from the shadows."