Origin of corruption
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Examples from the Web for anti-corruption
And anti-corruption campaigners say that little has changed in certain parts of Ukrainian officialdom since the revolution.Corruption Eats Away at Ukraine Military
October 21, 2014
Take a good look at the face on your TV screen,” the ads intoned, labeling Cianci “The Anti-Corruption Candidate.Can America’s Favorite Ex-Con Mayor Win Again?
June 22, 2014
The Constitutional Court case against the PM was brought even though she was already being pursued by the anti-corruption panel.Thailand’s Prime Minister Toppled by ‘The Iron Triangle’
May 7, 2014
The prime minister must appear before the anti-corruption commission on February 27 to answer the malfeasance charges.Can Thailand’s Prime Minister Cling To Power?
February 19, 2014
Turkey ranks 53 out of 177 countries in a corruption perceptions index by Transparency International, an anti-corruption NGO.Turkey Sacks Police Chiefs After Arrests Target Politicians’ Families
December 18, 2013
- the act of corrupting or state of being corrupt
- moral perversion; depravity
- dishonesty, esp bribery
- putrefaction or decay
- alteration, as of a manuscript
- an altered form of a word
Word Origin and History for anti-corruption
mid-14c., of material things, especially dead bodies, also of the soul, morals, etc., from Latin corruptionem (nominative corruptio), noun of action from past participle stem of corrumpere (see corrupt). Of public offices from early 15c.; of language from late 15c.