|1.||to promise, offer, or give something, usually money, to (a person) to procure services or gain influence, esp illegally|
|2.||a reward, such as money or favour, given or offered for this purpose|
|3.||any persuasion or lure|
|4.||a length of flawed or damaged cloth removed from the main piece|
|[C14: from Old French briber to beg, of obscure origin]|
None to be taken; "for the gift maketh open eyes blind, and perverteth the cause of the righteous" (Ex. 23:8, literally rendered).