backhander

[bak-han-der]
noun
1.
a backhanded slap, punch, stroke, or play.
2.
British Slang.
a.
a drink served out of turn to a guest as a bottle or decanter is passed around the table during dessert.
b.
a bribe.

Origin:
1795–1805; backhand + -er1

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backhander (ˈbækˌhændə)
 
n
1.  a backhanded stroke or blow
2.  informal an indirect attack
3.  slang a bribe

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Caught out, he persuaded the judiciary to let him off with a fine equivalent to a mere four days' interest on this one backhander.
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