from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bribe paid to keep something secret.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bribe to procure silence; money paid to prevent disclosure or exposure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A bribe to maintain secrecy (to prevent bad publicity or to prevent the discovery of a crime).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a bribe paid to someone to insure that something is kept secret


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