What is Bribe?

Legal Definition
Crim. law. The gift or promise, which is accepted, of some advantage, as the inducement for some illegal act or omission; or of some illegal emolument, as a consideration, for preferring one person to another, in the performance of a legal act.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Any valuable thing given or promised or any preferment, advantage, privilege or emolument, given or promised corruptly and against the law, as an inducement to any person acting in an official or public capacity to violate or forbear from his duty or to improperly influence his behavior in the performance of such duty. The term "bribe" signifies any money, goods, right in action, property, thing of value, or advantage, present or prospective, or any promise or undertaking to give any, asked, given, or accepted, with a corrupt intent to influence unlawfully the person to whom It is given, in his action, vote, or opinion, in any public or official capacity. Pen. Co.de Dak. § 774. Pen. Co.de Cal. 1903, § 7; Pen. Code Tex. 1895, art 144; People v. Van de Carr, 87 App. Div. 386, 84 N. Y. Supp. 461; People v. Ward, 110 Cal. 369, 42 Pac. 894; Com. V. Headley, 111 Ky. 815, 64 S. W. 744.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
An offer to give or a giving of something of value as a reward for an illegal act; the act of offering or giving a bribe; the thing so given or offered. See 97 Mich. 136, 56 N. W. 361.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary