hush money


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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 ?
There was said to be two thousand dollars a week hush money from the tubercular steers alone; and as much again from the hogs which had died of cholera on the trains, and which you might see any day being loaded into boxcars and hauled away to a place called Globe, in Indiana, where they made a fancy grade of lard.
We have the two typical figures of a tragedy of hush money: on the one hand, the respectable man with a mystery; on the other, the West-end vulture with a scent for a mystery.
The captain raked in the hush money heavily for ten years, until even the prince's splendid fortune began to look a little foolish.
Trump stands accused by more than 20 women of sexual predation, a behaviour he bragged about on tape, and directed his attorney to make illegal payments of hush money that constituted campaign finance violations.
Mayorga claims Ronaldo raped her in his luxury suite before paying her APS295,000 in 'hush money' which she accepted because she 'felt intimidated'.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan continue to pursue at least two known criminal inquiries involving Trump or people in his orbit, one involving possible illegal payments made to his inaugural committee and another focused on hush money his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, gave to two women to keep them quiet about alleged affairs with Trump.
In addition, federal prosecutors in New York are investigating the president in connection with a scheme to evade campaign finance laws using hush money payments to women who claim to have had affairs with the president.
She and Theroux reportedly did not sign a non-disclosure agreement, so Aniston planned to offer "hush money" that the "Leftovers" star could use to "start anew in New York" after their divorce.
Donald Jr and Weisselberg are also of interest for their role in hush money payments to the adult film actor Stormy Daniels, who was paid $130,000 by Cohen to prevent her from speaking out ahead of the 2016 election about her alleged affair with Trump a decade prior.
She was molested by the King of Pop from the ages of 13 and 14 and paid a vast sum in "hush money", Vince Finaldi claims.
He is also giving information about "hush money" payments to two women Trump allegedly had affairs with.
President Donald Trump directed the payment of hush money to two women shortly before the 2016 U.S.