The act of taking or receiving something with the intention of influencing the recipient in some way favorable to the party providing the bribe. Bribery is typically considered illegal and can be punishable by jail time or stiff fines if authorities find out about the bribe.

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  • There was an incidence of bribery between the judges, the police, and the mafia that certainly and greatly concerned the senator.

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  • Some businesses may offer some bribery to get what they want but that will get them in a lot of trouble.

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  • Because of his bribery, the criminal politician was able to pass his agenda in legal and illegal ways with no accountability.

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