Breachalyzer n. A device that measures that blood alcohol content of a person by analyzing the content of the moisture in her breath. Usually used by police when a person is suspected of driving while intoxicated.
Bribe 1 n. Money or other valuable consideration (including a gift or favor) given or promised with the intent to corruptly influence the judgment or actions of a person, especially one in a position of trust such as a public official or juror. 2 v. To give or promise a bribe. 3 v. To gain influence by a bribe.
Bribery n. The criminal act or practice of voluntarily giving, offering, receiving, or soliciting a bribe to influence the official conduct of a person in a position or office of public trust.
Bridge loan n. Short-term loan to cover excessive or concurrent obligations, as in the case of a loan to cover two separate mortgages until borrower is able to sell one home.
Brief 1 n. A written statement prepared by a lawyer and submitted to the court that outlines the pertinent facts of the case, the questions of law to be decided, the position of the lawyer's client as to those questions, and the legal arguments and authorities (for example, statutes and appellate court decisions) that support that position.