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[kuh-ruhp-tuh-buh l] /kəˈrʌp tə bəl/
that can or might be corrupted.
Origin of corruptible
1300-50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin corruptibilis < Latin corrupt(us) (see corrupt) + -ibilis -ible
Related forms
corruptibility, corruptibleness, noun
corruptibly, adverb
noncorruptibility, noun
noncorruptible, adjective
noncorruptibleness, noun
noncorruptibly, adverb
uncorruptible, adjective
uncorruptibleness, noun
uncorruptibly, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for corruptibility
Historical Examples
  • What protection did they provide for the country against the corruptibility of members of Congress?

  • Then the symptoms of corruptibility soon made their appearance.

    Notes on the book of Exodus C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
  • No; weakness, corruptibility even, would then excite no harsher feeling than a sort of amused contempt.

    Gulmore, The Boss Frank Harris
British Dictionary definitions for corruptibility


susceptible to corruption; capable of being corrupted
Derived Forms
corruptibility, corruptibleness, noun
corruptibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for corruptibility



mid-14c., of material things, from Old French corroptible (14c.), from Late Latin corruptibilis "liable to decay, corruptible," from past participle stem of corrumpere (see corrupt). Of persons, from 1670s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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