Meaning of 'corruption'

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Meaning of ‘corruption’

6 definitions found.



inducement, such as of a public official, by improper means, such as bribery, to violate duty

Example: "They were held on charges of corruption and racketeering."


destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty

Synonyms: subversion


moral perversion

Synonyms: depravity degeneracy depravation putrefaction


lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery)

Synonyms: corruptness


decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation)


in a state of progressive putrefaction

Synonyms: putrescence rottenness putridness

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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