[ US /ˈvinəɫ/ ]
[ UK /vˈiːnə‍l/ ]
  1. capable of being corrupted
    a venal police officer
    dishonest politicians
    a purchasable senator
    corruptible judges
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How To Use venal In A Sentence

  • Virtually all of the clergy are portrayed as venal and conspiratorial.
  • A short autobiography is prefixed to the 1827 edition of Juvenal.
  • At school, like my peers, I was indoctrinated in the mysteries of original and venal sin, virgin birth, the respective criteria for entry to limbo, purgatory, and heaven.
  • Among the other notable churches of Orvieto are San Giovenale, which contains remnants of ancient frescoes, and San Andrea, which has a dodecagon tower; in 1220 Pierre d'Artois was consecrated King of Jerusalem by The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip
  • Dedicated to a sincere belief in the venality of man, refusing to let any sacred cow go ungored, it's like Curb Your Enthusiasm for a lower tax bracket. Funny, Silly Sunny Philly - Tuned In - TIME.com
  • It's not like we've a shortage of venality, corruption and lust (not to mention hypocrisy) in this country.
  • Carnes quas detulerant reseruauimus vsque ad diem festum: nihil enim inueniebamus venale pro auro et argento, nisi pro telis et alijs [Marginal note: Nota diligentissime.] pannis: et illos non habebamus. The iournal of frier William de Rubruquis a French man of the order of the minorite friers, vnto the East parts of the worlde. An. Dom. 1253.
  • I thought that given a better part he could have fulfilled the promise he showed but not as the stereotyped gambler with a heart, which has so littered the American musical scene since Gaylord Ravenal applied for a job on a showboat.
  • Ambition for power and other venal motivations are built into the structure of democracy.
  • JUVENALtS Sldera te excipiant modo prlmos incipientcm 19 f Edere vagitus; & adhuc a matre rubentem. A. Persii Flacci et Dec. Jun. Juvenalis satirae: Ad optimas editiones ...
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