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venality

[vee-nal-i-tee, vuh-] /viˈnæl ɪ ti, və-/
noun
1.
the condition or quality of being venal; openness to bribery or corruption.
Origin of venality
1605-1615
1605-15; < Late Latin vēnālitas. See venal, -ity
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n.

1610s, from French vénalité or directly from Late Latin venalitatem (nominative venalitas) "capable of being bought," from venalis (see venal).

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