- bribery brib‧er‧y [ˈbraɪbəri] noun [uncountable] LAWdishonestly giving money to someone to persuade them to do something to help you:
• The International Chamber of Commerce has had rules against bribery and extortion since 1977.
* * *bribery noun [U] LAW► the crime of giving someone, especially someone in a position of authority, money, a gift, etc. so that they will do something illegal or dishonest for you: »
The organization was rife with bribery and corruption.»
He was indicted in a bribery scandal over subway supply contracts.
Financial and business terms. 2012.