Bribery vs Embezzlement - What's the difference?

bribery | embezzlement |


As nouns the difference between bribery and embezzlement

is that bribery is the making of illegal payment, or bribes, to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions while embezzlement is (legal|business) the fraudulent conversion of property from a property owner.

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
  • embezzlement

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (legal, business) The fraudulent conversion of property from a property owner.
  • See also

    * forgery * fraud * larceny * quackery * usury