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What does "Venal" mean?


(a.) Capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration; made matter of trade or barter; held for sale; salable; mercenary; purchasable; hireling; as, venal services (a.) Of or pertaining to veins; venous; as, venal blood

Synonyms corrupt, dishonest, corruptible, purchasable, bribable

Example: "A venal police officer"

Word Family venality, venally