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corruptible

[kuh-ruhp-tuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. that can or might be corrupted.
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Origin of corruptible

1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin corruptibilis < Latin corrupt(us) (see corrupt) + -ibilis -ible
Related formscor·rupt·i·bil·i·ty, cor·rupt·i·ble·ness, nouncor·rupt·i·bly, adverbnon·cor·rupt·i·bil·i·ty, nounnon·cor·rupt·i·ble, adjectivenon·cor·rupt·i·ble·ness, nounnon·cor·rupt·i·bly, adverbun·cor·rupt·i·ble, adjectiveun·cor·rupt·i·ble·ness, nounun·cor·rupt·i·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for corruptibility

Historical Examples

  • No; weakness, corruptibility even, would then excite no harsher feeling than a sort of amused contempt.

    Gulmore, The Boss

    Frank Harris

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for corruptibility

corruptible

adjective
  1. susceptible to corruption; capable of being corrupted
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Derived Formscorruptibility or corruptibleness, nouncorruptibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for corruptibility

corruptible

adj.

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.

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