See also Danger - Scams

    Andy's Favorites: -Index page


    - wrongdoing by those in a special position of trust. The term is commonly applied to self-benefiting conduct by public officials and others dedicated to public service.

    Corrupt 1. Marked by immorality; depraved. 2. Open to bribery; dishonest: a corrupt mayor. 3. Archaic. Tainted; putrid. 4. To make or become corrupt.

    Bribery, in law, the illegal influencing of any person in the exercise of a public duty through the payment of money or anything of value. In the code set down by the Babylonian king Hammurabi, bribery was a punishable offense. By modern common law and statute, the tenderer and the solicitor of bribes are equally culpable.

    Bribe  1. Something, such as money or a favor, offered or given to induce or influence a person to act dishonestly. bribed bribing 2. To give, offer, or promise a bribe (to). 3. To gain influence over or corrupt by a bribe. (From Old French alms)