Hush Money Law and Legal Definition
Hush money is a bribe given to keep something secret. It can be a bribe to assure silence of the receiver. Hush money can be defined as money paid to a person to keep him/her from telling something against another person. The matter to be kept secret can be some illegal, stigmatic, or shameful behavior, action, or other fact about the person or party who has made the offer. Government agency can also be involved in an offer of hush money in order to protect the agency's employees, politicians and their appointees, or a national government in its standing among other nations in the world.