Meaning of BRIBE in English

BRIBE

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, morsel given to a beggar, ~, from Anglo-French, morsel Date: 15th century money or favor given or promised in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a position of trust, something that serves to induce or influence, II. verb (~d; bribing) Date: 1528 transitive verb to induce or influence by or as if by ~ry, intransitive verb to practice ~ry, bribable adjective ~e noun ~r noun

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