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Bribe

To give money or some other compensation to another party so that party will violate rules. For example, a restaurant owner may offer a bribe to a health inspector so he/she will overlook a restaurant's violation of the city's health code. Bribery is a crime and a form of corruption. It is possible (and in many places common) in both the government and the private sector.
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In the healthcare sector, female civil servants who do not accept bribes are often overlooked for promotions; positions further along the "corporate ladder" are instead given to men who are considered more bribable.
They set out to plant phony evidence that Anton is fooling around on his new love, as well as trying to sabotage his new restaurant (the director's father, writer Dominick Dunne, plays a cameo as a bribable restaurant critic).
Oddly, after all the conspiracy theories about South Korea, I haven't heard a whisper about tennis corruption or bribable umpires, but it's early days.