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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bribery  \Brib"er*y\,  n.;  pl  {Briberies}.  [OE.  brybery 
  rascality,  OF  briberie.  See  {Bribe},  n.] 
  1.  Robbery;  extortion.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  The  act  or  practice  of  giving  or  taking  bribes;  the  act  of 
  influencing  the  official  or  political  action  of  another  by 
  corrupt  inducements. 
 
  {Bribery  oath},  an  oath  taken  by  a  person  that  he  has  not 
  been  bribed  as  to  voting.  [Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bribery 
  n  :  the  practice  of  offering  something  (usually  money)  in  order 
  to  gain  an  illicit  advantage  [syn:  {graft}] 




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