briber

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n briber someone who pays (or otherwise incites) you to commit a wrongful act
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Briber A thief. "Have an eye to your plate, for there be furies ."
    • Briber One who bribes, or pays for corrupt practices.
    • Briber That which bribes; a bribe. "His service . . . were a sufficient briber for his life."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n briber A thief; a robber.
    • n briber One who bribes; one who gives or offers a bribe; one who endeavors to influence or corrupt another by a bribe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Briber one who bribes
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. bribe, a lump of bread; origin dub.

Usage

In literature:

If not, he would fall, and, once fallen, he knew that now, briber that he was, he would never rise again.
"The Octopus" by Frank Norris
No legal proof of this was obtainable, but Cowperwood was assumed to be a briber on a giant scale.
"The Titan" by Theodore Dreiser
Andre was a spy and briber, who sought to ruin the American cause by means of the treachery of an American general.
"George Washington, Vol. I" by Henry Cabot Lodge
He replied that he thought the Hummel gang had been offering money, and that he would vote against bribers.
"The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him" by Paul Leicester Ford
Should we not call up the wretched women of our streets; the bribers and the vendors of privilege?
"The Common Sense of Socialism" by John Spargo
The would-be briber thrust the book back into his pocket and sprang to his feet, purple with anger.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
Anytus, first briber of Athenian judges, ii.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
A briber, a suborner of perjury, a liar.
"A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties" by Charles Major
Were the bribers ever punished, their illicitly gotten charters declared forfeited, and themselves placed under the ban of virtuous society?
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
And then the latter man has the briber so much at advantage.
"Lady Anna" by Anthony Trollope
Result: More expense, more taxes, more bribing, more bribers, more oppression to recoup the cost of officeholding.
"Stepsons of Light" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
It was Baron Bramwell who protected the bribers of Berwick.
"Bygones Worth Remembering, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Jacob Holyoake
Bribers excluded from voting.
"Alden's Handy Atlas of the World" by John B. Alden
Fortunately there were no trusts to be investigated and reproved, and no vote-buyers or bribers to be imprisoned or fined.
"Atlantic Narratives" by Mary Antin
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In news:

Briber paid for 2nd meal for Harris.
Prosecute the bribers and the bribees.
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In science:

In the model of , each (possibly weighted) voter is associated with a certain price, and, by paying the price, the briber can change that voter’s vote in any way she likes.
Approximation Algorithms for Campaign Management
The briber’s goal, then, is to get a particular candidate elected, sub ject to a budget constraint.
Approximation Algorithms for Campaign Management
To remedy this, several subsequent papers [5, 7, 4] allow the briber to modify the voters’ preferences in a more finegrained manner.
Approximation Algorithms for Campaign Management
We will therefore focus on the framework of , which operates in the standard model of voting, and assumes that the briber can pay each voter to swap any two candidates that are adjacent in that voter’s ordering; this type of bribery is called swap bribery.
Approximation Algorithms for Campaign Management
The constraint that a campaign ad should involve the briber’s preferred candidate is very natural from the ethics perspective; as we will see later, it also leads to more tractable computational problems.
Approximation Algorithms for Campaign Management
In the computational problem of bribery, the goal of the briber is to modify the outcome of the election with the least amount of effort.
The Complexity of Manipulating $k$-Approval Elections
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