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[kuh-ruhp-tuh-buh l]
  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 of corruptibility

  • 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


  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



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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