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.
The captain raked in the hush money heavily for ten years, until even the prince's splendid fortune began to look a little foolish.
Before you think of slush funds and hush money and other forms of illicit wealth, let me clarify: I AM talking about hidden money -- but it is not the kind that is either ill-gotten or ill-used.
The corrupt environment officers are letting it happen just because of the hush money they receive from the culprit owners.
DONALD Trump's lawyer moaned to friends he had not been reimbursed for paying a porn star hush money over her alleged relationship with the president.
Aidan hands him a wad of hush money, but it's going to take more than that to silence Linda as she takes matters into her own hands.
The free college law is a form of benefit to the Filipino people, and should not be used for blackmail or as hush money," added Sen.
The Nadra offices at Kutchehry Road and City Railway Crossing have become the hubs of corruption as the officials do not listen to the citizens' problems until they are paid hush money through middlemen.
She is said to have received hush money after supposedly signing a non-disclosure agreement.
He explained that the company responded to whistleblower complaints about the acquisition of Panaya, which got linked to former CFO Rajiv Bansal's severance package, leading to a perception that it was hush money.
He's got his ex-mistress Sonia demanding a flat for her silence, and now grandaughter Alya wants hush money too.
TEESSIDE Councils have spent at least PS1m of taxpayers cash on hush money for ex-staff.