- a person who practices or endorses corruption, especially in politics.
Origin of corruptionist
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Examples from the Web for corruptionist
Moreover, the demagog and the corruptionist often work hand in hand.State of the Union Addresses of Theodore Roosevelt
Senator Whaley an' his grafters was supposed to arrange matters with him—an' I'm no corruptionist, anyway.Yellowstone Nights
What his lazy Majesty the People has long needed was a sharp prick of the corruptionist's spear.Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J. Tilden, v. 1
Samuel J. Tilden
If these are lacking, the ballot only makes way for the “boss,” the corruptionist, or the oligarchy.Races and Immigrants in America
John R. Commons
The political jobber or corruptionist is almost always an optimist.