grease payment

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grease payment

A sum of money, typically a bribe, paid to a government official or business person so as to facilitate or expedite some decision or transaction. Just offer the governor's aide a grease payment to move our building application to the forefront of the governor's agenda.
See also: grease, payment
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Paying the additional charge is considered a grease payment and is permitted under the law.
For example, employees responsible for making legal grease payments should get extra training in this specific part of the FCPA.
Payments that are permissible under the FCPA, however, are called facilitating or grease payments.