hush money

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Englisch - Türkisch
(Argo) rüşvet
sus payı
sükût hakkı
Englisch - Englisch
A bribe to maintain secrecy (to prevent bad publicity or to prevent the discovery of a crime)

The scandal was even greater when it was announced that hush money had been paid to keep the faulty products unannounced.

bribe to keep silent about something
a bribe paid to someone to insure that something is kept secret
If a person is paid hush money, someone gives them money not to reveal information they have which could be damaging or embarrassing. A bribe paid to keep something secret. money that is paid to someone not to tell other people about something embarrassing
{n} a bribe to hinder information
took hush-money
accepted a bribe, did something illegal in order to receive money
hush money