corruption

[ kuh-ruhp-shuhn ]
/ kəˈrʌp ʃən /

noun

Origin of corruption

1300–50; Middle English corrupcio(u)n (< Anglo-French) < Latin corruptiōn-, stem of corruptiō. See corrupt, -ion

Related forms

an·ti·cor·rup·tion, noun, adjectiveo·ver·cor·rup·tion, nounpre·cor·rup·tion, noun
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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

corruptionist, noun
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