unbribable

bribe

[brahyb]
noun
1.
money or any other valuable consideration given or promised with a view to corrupting the behavior of a person, especially in that person's performance as an athlete, public official, etc.: The motorist offered the arresting officer a bribe to let him go.
2.
anything given or serving to persuade or induce: The children were given candy as a bribe to be good.
verb (used with object), bribed, bribing.
3.
to give or promise a bribe to: They bribed the reporter to forget about what he had seen.
4.
to influence or corrupt by a bribe: The judge was too honest to be bribed.
verb (used without object), bribed, bribing.
5.
to give a bribe; practice bribery.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French: remnant of food given as alms, said to be < an expressive base *bri(m)b- denoting something small

bribable, bribeable, adjective
bribability, bribeability, noun
bribee, noun
briber, noun
outbribe, verb (used with object), outbribed, outbribing.
unbribable, adjective
unbribably, adverb
unbribed, adjective
unbribing, adjective
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bribe (braɪb)
 
vb
1.  to promise, offer, or give something, usually money, to (a person) to procure services or gain influence, esp illegally
 
n
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]
 
'bribable
 
adj
 
'bribeable
 
adj
 
'briber
 
n

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Word Origin & History

bribe
late 14c., "thing stolen," from O.Fr. bribe "bit, piece, hunk; morsel of bread given to beggars" (14c.), from briber, brimber "to beg," a general Romanic word (Gamillscheg marks it as Rotwelsch, i.e. "thieves' jargon"), of uncertain origin. Shift of meaning to "gift given to influence corruptly" is first
attested 1530s. As a verb, from late 14c. Related: Bribed; bribing.
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Bribe definition


None to be taken; "for the gift maketh open eyes blind, and perverteth the cause of the righteous" (Ex. 23:8, literally rendered).

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