noun (venalit, ies)
- the fact or state of being for sale, especially with reference to bribes or corruption
Etymology: From French vénalité or Latin venalitas, from venalis "venal".
- 1785: As your spirited paper has declared war, not only against and despotism, but was intended to correct follies and abuses in private life, I hope the following will come within its useful plan. " The Times, 17 Jan 1785, p.1 col. B
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