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DEFINITION of 'Kickback'

The payment of something of value to an individual with the goal of persuading or influencing his or her decision or performance in a certain situation.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Kickback'

A kickback may be in the form of cash or favors, and can be legal or illegal. A common form of kickbacks, in the context of investing, is a commission rebate for investors who trade frequently.
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