bribe 1 n: a benefit (as money) given, promised, or offered in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a position of trust (as an official or witness) compare kickbackbribe 2 vt bribed, brib·ing: to influence (a person) by giving a bribe
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
corrupt money, corrupt offering, graft, hush money, illegal donation, illegal incentive, illegal incitation, illegal inducement, illegal lure, illegal offer, illegal offering, illegal present, illegal reward, offering, pretium, protection money, sop, unlawful bait, unlawful compensation, unlawful gift, unlawful gratuity
associated concepts: acceptance of a bribe, bribe-giving for public office, bribe-receiving, bribery, bribing a witness, corruption, obstructing justice, offer to bribe, official misconduct, rewarding official misconduct, solicitation of a bribe, unlawful gratuities
coax, corrupt, hush money, lure, suborn
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To give someone money or a gift to induce or influence him or her to act in a particular way, usually an improper or illegal way.n.Money or a gift given to influence someone.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
1 n. Money or other valuable consideration (including a gift or favor) given or promised with the intent to corruptly influence the judgment or actions of a person, especially one in a position of trust such as a public official or juror.2 v. To give or promise a bribe.3 v. To gain influence by a bribe.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.