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Definitions of corruption:
  • noun:   inducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by commiting a felony)
    Example: "He was held on charges of corruption and racketeering"
  • noun:   destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity
    Example: "Corruption of a minor"
  • noun:   moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
    Example: "The luxury and corruption among the upper classes"
  • noun:   decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation)
  • noun:   lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain
  • noun:   in a state of progressive putrefaction

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