What does bribe mean?

bribe meaning in General Dictionary

To dedicate burglary or theft

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  • To rob or steal
  • something special begged a present
  • make illegal repayments to in exchange for favors or impact
  • payment made to an individual ready of trust to corrupt their judgment
  • A gift begged; a present.
  • a cost, incentive, gift, or benefit bestowed or promised with a view to avoid the wisdom or corrupt the conduct of a judge, witness, voter, or other person in a position of trust.
  • whatever seduces; seduction; allurement.
  • To rob or take.
  • To give or promise a reward or consideration to (a judge,u000du000a juror, legislator, voter, or any other person capable of trust) withu000du000a a view to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct; to cause oru000du000a impact by a bribe; to offer a bribe to.
  • To gain by a bribe; of induce as by a bribe.
  • To dedicate burglary or theft.
  • to provide a bribe to an individual; to pervert the judgment or corrupt the action of people able of trust, by some gift or promise.

bribe meaning in Law Dictionary

ny important thing offered or promised, or any preferment, advantage, privilege, or emolument, given or guaranteed corruptly and unlawful, as an inducement to your person acting in an official or general public ability to break or forbear from his responsibility, or even improperly affect their behavior into the overall performance of these duty. The word "bribe" indicates anything, products, inside action, residential property, thing of price, or advantage, present or potential, or any vow or carrying out to give any, asked, offered, or accepted, with a corrupt intention to Influence unlawfully the person to whom it is offered, in the activity, vote, or opinion, in almost any community or formal ability. Pen. Code Dak.


bribe meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "thing taken," from Old French bribe "bit, piece, hunk; morsel of breads directed at beggars" (14c., contrast Old French bribeor "vagrant, beggar"), from briber, brimber "to beg," an over-all Romanic word (Gamillscheg marks it as Rotwelsch, i.e. "thieves' jargon"), of unsure source; old resources suggest Celtic (compare Breton breva "to break"). Shift of indicating to "gift given to influence corruptly" is by mid-15c.

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  • late 14c., "pilfer, take," also "practice extortion," from Old French briber "go begging," from bribe (see bribe (n.)). Relevant: Bribed; bribing.

bribe meaning in Business Dictionary

Something offered or taken with an intention to influence the conduct or wisdom of the individual obtaining it. Unlike extortion, bribe can be used specifically to obtain anything to which a person doesn't have a right.


bribe meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A gift begged; a present-day.

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  • (letter.) A cost, incentive, present, or favor bestowed or promised with a view to stop the judgment or corrupt the conduct of a judge, experience, voter, or any other individual capable of trust.
  • (n.) Whatever seduces; seduction; allurement.
  • (v. t.) To rob or steal.
  • (v. t.) To give or promise an incentive or consideration to (a judge, juror, legislator, voter, or any other individual able of trust) with a view to avoid the view or corrupt the conduct; to induce or affect by a bribe; to give a bribe to.
  • (v. t.) To gain by a bribe; of cause as by a bribe.
  • (v. i.) To devote burglary or theft.
  • (v. i.) to provide a bribe to a person; to pervert the wisdom or corrupt the activity of a person ready of trust, by some gift or vow.

Sentence Examples with the word bribe

To them Alexius, son of the deposed Isaac, made appeal, promising as a crowning bribe to heal the schism of East and West if they would help him to depose his uncle.

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