- The fact or state of being for sale, especially with reference to bribes or corruption.
- 1785: As your spirited paper has declared war, not only against venality 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
Do not confuse venality (bribability/corruptibility) with veniality (mildly wrong behavior).
being for sale