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    corruption - Dictionary definition and meaning for word corruption

    (noun) lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain
    Synonyms : corruptness
    (noun) in a state of progressive putrefaction Definition
    (noun) decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation) Definition
    (noun) moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
    Example Sentence
    • the luxury and corruption among the upper classes
    • moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration
    • its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity
    • Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction
    (noun) destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity
    Synonyms : subversion
    Example Sentence
    • corruption of a minor
    • the big city's subversion of rural innocence
    (noun) inducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by commiting a felony)
    Example Sentence
    • he was held on charges of corruption and racketeering
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