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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Brib"er*y
  1. Robbery; extortion.(Obs)
  2. The act or practice of giving or taking bribes; the act of influencing the official or political action of another by corrupt inducements.

Etymology: OE. brybery rascality, OF. briberie. See Bribe (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage

bribe +‎ -ery

  1. the making of illegal payment, or bribes, to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions
  2. (law) the activity of giving, offering or accepting bribes

Fun Facts about the name Bribery

  • How unique is the name Bribery? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Bribery was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Bribery: Your name in reverse order is Yrebirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Brrybie. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Bribery born May 6, 2015

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Germany approximately on 1575. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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