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The act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity; depravity; wickedness; impurity; bribery.
It was necessary, by exposing the gross
of monasteries, . . . to exite popular indignation against them.
— w:Arthur Hallam, Hallam
They abstained from some of the worst methods of usual to their party in its earlier days.
— w:Bancroft, Bancroft
Corruption, when applied to officers, trustees, etc., signifies the inducing a violation of duty by means of pecuniary considerations. — w:Abbott, Abbott
The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration.
The product of corruption; putrid matter.
The decomposition of biological matter.
) The destruction of data by manipulation of parts of it, usually a result of imperfections in storage or transmission media which randomly alter parts of the data.
The act of changing, or of being changed, for the worse; departure from what is pure, simple, or correct; as, a corruption of style; corruption in language.
) A word that has adopted from another language but whose spelling has been changed through misunderstanding, transcription error, mishearing, etc.
Something that is evil but is supposed to be good.
The inducing and accelerating of putrefaction is a subject of very universal inquiry; for is a reciprocal to generation.
— w:Francis Bacon, Francis Bacon.
Parts of a machine can be
, meaning broken.
, from Latin
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