Corruption

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Corruption Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


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

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain ,
  • in a state of progressive putrefaction ,
  • decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation) ,
  • moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; "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" ,
  • destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity; "corruption of a minor"; "the big city's subversion of rural innocence" ,
  • inducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by commiting a felony); "he was held on charges of corruption and racketeering"

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Corruption Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Corruption is a system that starts out good but somehow goes wrong. It could be an entire government doing what they say is good, but instead oppress people, or even a computer program which either gets technical malfunctions or gets infected with a computer virus. Corruption is very harmful for a society and country.

Corruption in a government often is hidden from the people of that country.



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'Corruption' example sentence in quotations


* Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice. - Adlai Stevenson

* Corporations have been enthroned .... An era of corruption in high places will follow and the money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people... until wealth is aggregated in a few hands ... and the Republic is destroyed. - Abraham Lincoln

* No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. - Jacob Chanowski


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Corruption Sample Sentences in News


  • Peru's ex-prosecutor to head anti-corruption group
    By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global anti-corruption campaigners at Transparency International elected Peruvian lawyer José Ugaz as its new head on Sunday marking a shift from quiet diplomacy in combating fraud and bribery toward more grassroots activism. Ugaz, best known for leading the investigation against former Peruvian President A Read more on this news related to 'Corruption'
  • Turkish prosecutors drop corruption probe
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors dropped a bribery and corruption investigation that forced four government ministers to step down earlier in the year, drawing criticism on Saturday from an international graft watchdog which said the case should have been followed through to counter allegations that powerful politicians are able to act with impunity. Read more on this news related to 'Corruption'
  • Caught in the crosshairs of China's corruption campaign
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