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hush money

noun

1 hush money

A bribe paid to someone to insure that something is kept secret.

Roget 973: reward, recompense, remuneration, meed, guerdon, reguerdon; price.    [payment for damage or debt] indemnity, indemnification; quittance; compensation; reparation, redress, ... show more

Roget 30: compensation, equation; commutation; indemnification; compromise; etc. 774 neutralization, nullification; counteraction etc. 179; reaction; measure for measure, ... show more

Dutch: zwijggeld




Moby thesaurus: account, allowance, assessment, bill, blackmail, blood money, boodle, bribe, bribe money, emolument, fee, footing, gratification, gratuity, initiation fee, mileage, payoff, payola, protection, reckoning ... show more.

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