What is the difference between "kick-backs" and "bribes"?

Is there any difference between "kick-backs" and "bribes"? Or are they synonyms?


Kickback is a kind of bribery. Some people in some circumstances might use the words interchangeably. A bribe is usually a payment offered by one party to another to obtain some favor, usually an individual to an individual. A kickback is often the kind of bribe that is included in an payment when two parties negotiate a contract, usually involving business and government.



Alice Val Alice Val (2) on 30/07/13

Thank you, Richard. Now I understand the difference.

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