Lobbying vs. Bribery



The act of one who lobbies.


the making of illegal payment, or bribes, to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions


In politics, lobbying, persuasion, or interest representation is the act of lawfully attempting to influence the actions, policies, or decisions of government officials, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies. Lobbying, which usually involves direct, face-to-face contact, is done by many types of people, associations and organized groups, including individuals in the private sector, corporations, fellow legislators or government officials, or advocacy groups (interest groups).


(legal) the activity of giving, offering or accepting bribes


Robbery; extortion.


The act or practice of giving or taking bribes; the act of influencing the official or political action of another by corrupt inducements.



the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage


the giving or offering of a bribe

‘a bribery scandal’; ‘his opponent had been guilty of bribery and corruption’;


Bribery is defined by Black's Law Dictionary as the offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of any item of value to influence the actions of an official, or other person, in charge of a public or legal duty. With regard to governmental operations, essentially, bribery is Gifts of money or other items of value which are otherwise available to everyone on an equivalent basis, and not for dishonest purposes, is not bribery.

‘Corrupt solicitation, acceptance, or transfer of value in exchange for official action.’;


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