Payola vs Bribery - What's the difference?

payola | bribery |


As nouns the difference between payola and bribery

is that payola is (us) a bribe given in exchange for a favor, such as one given in exchange for the promotion of goods or services (originally one given to a disk jockey to play a record) while bribery is the making of illegal payment, or bribes, to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions.

payola

English

Noun

(wikipedia payola)
  • (US) A bribe given in exchange for a favor, such as one given in exchange for the promotion of goods or services (originally one given to a disk jockey to play a record).
  • bribery

    English

    Noun

    (briberies)
  • the making of illegal payment, or bribes, to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions
  • (legal) the activity of giving, offering or accepting bribes