Bribery vs Kickback - What's the difference?

bribery | kickback |


As nouns the difference between bribery and kickback

is that bribery is the making of illegal payment, or bribes, to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions while kickback is (countable) a backward kick.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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
  • kickback

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (countable) A backward kick.
  • * 2010 , Christina T. Loguidice, ?Bill Loguidice, Wii Fitness For Dummies
  • Kickbacks work the triceps muscle at the back of your arm. Exercising these muscles helps eliminate arm jiggle.
  • (countable) A clandestine payment in return for a favor; especially an illegal one
  • (uncountable, firearms, machinery) Recoil; a sudden backward motion, usually in the direction of the operator.
  • (countable, machinery) An accident wherein an object being cut by a rotating blade or disk, such as a circular saw, is caught by the blade and thrown outward
  • (oil drilling) A dangerous buildup of gas pressure at the wellhead
  • (countable, bowling) The board separating one bowling lane from another at the pit end
  • (uncountable, bridge) In contract bridge, an ace asking convention initiated by the first step above four of the agreed trump suit.
  • (pinball) A feature that saves the ball from draining and propels it back into play.
  • * 1973 , Doug Anderson, Pinball Wizard'' (in ''Texas Monthly volume 1, number 7, August 1973, page 84)
  • We've come a long way since then. The progeny of that nail have been bent and twisted into what we all know and love as roll overs, kickbacks , and thumper-bumpers.

    See also

    * bribe * kick back *