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corruption

[ kuh-ruhp-shuhn ]
/ kəˈrʌp ʃən /
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noun
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Origin of corruption

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English cor(r)upcio(u)n, from Middle French, from Latin corruptiōn-, stem of corruptiō; see origin at corrupt, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM corruption

an·ti·cor·rup·tion, noun, adjectiveo·ver·cor·rup·tion, nounpre·cor·rup·tion, noun
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How to use corruption in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for corruption

corruption
/ (kəˈrʌpʃən) /

noun
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

Derived forms of corruption

corruptionist, noun
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