Bribery vs Coercion - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between bribery and coercion

is that bribery is the making of illegal payment, or bribes, to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions while coercion is (not countable) actual]] or threatened force for the purpose of compelling action by another person; the act of [[coerce|coercing.

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
  • coercion

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (not countable) Actual]] or threatened force for the purpose of compelling action by another person; the act of [[coerce, coercing.
  • (legal, not countable) Use of physical or moral force to compel a person to do something, or to abstain from doing something, thereby depriving that person of the exercise of free will.
  • (countable) A specific instance of coercing.
  • (computing, countable) Conversion of a value of one data type to a value of another data type.
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