What does Bribery mean
Noun. Bribery is a term that refers to the act of offering any object, element or thing that is given free of charge.
It could be a gift, a present, a donation, contributions or tip in a disinterested and generous way, only to benefit who is being given.
Synonyms: Donation, contribution, compensation, gift.
Antonyms: Avarice, pettiness, stinginess, retention.
However, briberies are often linked to a crime in the field of law, known as bribery.
It consists of giving something to someone to to corrupt or take advantage of someone.
The act of bribery supposes the act of offering money to an authoritarian entity or official with the intention of trying to stop him/her from doing some action or make that person do something. In general, to carry out an action outside his charge acting in an illegally way.
For example, let’s say that inside a university classroom a student from time to time gives a sum of money to the math teacher to pass the evaluations, and the teacher always accepts the pay.
Both, the teacher and the student will be committing an illicit act (bribery), because the student offers the money and the teacher consents it.
Bribery encompasses associated terms such as; Prevarication, venality, concussion, corruption, collusion, among others.
In the criminal code, bribery is “The offense is based on bribing a judge, authority or a public official in the exercise of their functions, or on the acceptance of bribery by those employees”
The crime of bribery is committed by both parties, the politician, the judge, public official, whoever is being bribed (passive bribery offense), as well as the person offering the bribe or also called Cohechador (crime of Active bribery)
Giving off: The Penal Code prohibits and punishes officials from receiving donations to changes in administrative decisions, in the offense determined as gifts.
Common examples of bribery:
- That a jury receive and accept money or other “compensations,” to convict a defendant in a trial deliberately and without following the established guidelines and process.
Or that the accused is unjustly released.
- Offer money to witnesses and workers of a company to hide security problems of prevention of occupational risks or other type of infraction of laws.
- Give money or benefits so that the urban law is violated and that buildings are allowed in areas where it is not allowed.