venal

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الإنجليزية - الإنجليزية
venous; pertaining to veins
willing to take bribes
for sale, available for a price
corrupt, mercenary

Though there is a disposition in mankind, to declaim against the corruption and peculation of the present times, as being more venal than formerly; yet, if we look back to different periods, we shall find statesmen and politicians, as selfish and corrupt, (...) as those who have lately figured on the political stage.

mercenary, corrupt
{a} pertaining to veins, mercenary, vase
Capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration; made matter of trade or barter; held for sale; salable; mercenary; purchasable; hireling; as, venal services
Of or pertaining to veins; venous; as, venal blood
capable of being corrupted; "corruptible judges"; "dishonest politicians"; "a purchasable senator"; "a venal police officer"
disapproval If you describe someone as venal, you disapprove of them because they are prepared to do almost anything in return for money, even things which are dishonest or immoral. Ian Trimmer is corrupt and thoroughly venal. venal politicians. willing to use power and influence in a dishonest way in return for money (venalis, from venum )
{s} characterized by bribery; corrupt; able to be purchased (especially in an illegal way)
venality
the fact or state of being for sale, especially with reference to bribes or corruption
venally
In a venal fashion; mercenarily or in a manner subject to corruption
venality
{n} mercenariness, sordidness, meanness
venality
{i} state of being venal; corruption
venality
The quality or state of being venal, or purchasable; mercenariness; prostitution of talents, offices, or services, for money or reward; as, the venality of a corrupt court; the venality of an official
venality
prostitution of talents or offices or services for reward
venally
In a venal manner
venally
in a venal manner; corruptly
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