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Synonyms for bribe

inducement

buy off

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Synonyms for bribe

money, property, or a favor given, offered, or promised to a person or accepted by a person in a position of trust as an inducement to dishonest behavior

to give, offer, or promise a bribe to

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Synonyms for bribe

payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment

make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence

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a briber pays, but the bribee fails to deliver due to the weakening political power of corrupt officials).
At first glance, the results appear positive, but we highlight a credibility problem that is linked to the negative externalities entailed: After a briber blows the whistle, letting him keep the object of the corrupt deal (besides the bribe) may be politically unfeasible, hence not credible.
These bribers need to be arrested, and since the justice department obviously isn't going to do it, then it becomes the citizens' responsibility.
According to the information I received, some people have not even been interrogated, while the investigations were conducted with those who received bribery and not the actual bribers.
Finally, there were no significant differences between how respondents viewed the blameworthiness of bribers compared to bribees.
62) Yet there is no guarantee that "the manipulators and opportunists and bribers, so prominent in the past, will not still find fertile ground.
One house can pass lousy bills as favors to contributors--or bribers without feeling responsible, since those bills can be given a quiet burial in the other chamber.
Interestingly, one commentator in the Bulgarian language media has argued that the dramatic nature of the arrest has served as a diversion from the serious nature of the crime allegedly committed by the former minister; however, that is strange logic, given that the former minister--we must call him that and not, as the prosecutor did, "absolute criminal" is entitled to be considered not guilty until proven otherwise; and most of all, everyone concerned would do well to remember that manipulation of an arrest to serve anything other than the ends of justice is a grave matter indeed, and ultimately does no good to the cause of bringing down the bribers and the bribed in a way more permanent than a temporary sojourn on their knees.
Bribers error was in failing to view these men in the context of Christianity as a whole, rather than equating it with them.
In short, it is the SFO's case that the company therefore employed known bribers as agents for commercial gain from the outset.
judges and bribers transacted the bribes, and what factors led to the
Hugh Latimer urged the young king's councilors to enforce these laws by authorizing informers to prosecute "rent-raisers, oppressors of the poor, extortioners, bribers, [and] usurers" (Davies 1956: 30).
B] captures the satisfaction levels of potential bribers in the population, for a given bribe b.
Affronted by Ruef's solo conviction--while his bribers sank into their leather chairs in their clubs, cigars in hand, whiskeys at the ready--Older reversed course and successfully campaigned for the early parole of the onetime boss.
SIR - How well we recall Neil Kinnock roundly condemning the House of Lords as, 'A place for the descendants of brigands, muggers, bribers and gangsters,' and calling vociferously for that institution to be abolished.