venal: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (vēn'l), [key]
— adj.
  1. willing to sell one's influence, esp. in return for a bribe; open to bribery; mercenary: a venal judge.
  2. able to be purchased, as by a bribe: venal acquittals.
  3. associated with or characterized by bribery: a venal administration; venal agreements.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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