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corruption

CORRUPTION, n. [L.]

1. The act of corrupting, or state of being corrupt or putrid; the destruction of the natural form of bodies, by the separation of the component parts, or by disorganization, in the process of putrefaction.

Thou wilt not suffer thy holy One to see corruption. Psalm 16.

2. Putrid matter; pus.

3. Putrescence; a foul state occasioned by putrefaction.

4. Depravity; wickedness; perversion or deterioration of moral principles; loss of purity or integrity.

Having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1.

Corruption in elections is the great enemy of freedom.

5. Debasement; taint; or tendency to a worse state.

Keep my honor from corruption.

6. Impurity; depravation; debasement; as a corruption of language.

7. Bribery. He obtained his suit by corruption.

8. In law, taint; impurity of blood, in consequence of an act of attainder of treason or felony, by which a person is disabled to inherit lands from an ancestor, nor can retain those in his possession, nor transmit them by descent to his heirs.

Corruption of blood can be removed only by act of parliament.



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CORRUPTION, n. [L.]

1. The act of corrupting, or state of being corrupt or putrid; the destruction of the natural form of bodies, by the separation of the component parts, or by disorganization, in the process of putrefaction.

Thou wilt not suffer thy holy One to see corruption. Psalm 16.

2. Putrid matter; pus.

3. Putrescence; a foul state occasioned by putrefaction.

4. Depravity; wickedness; perversion or deterioration of moral principles; loss of purity or integrity.

Having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1.

Corruption in elections is the great enemy of freedom.

5. Debasement; taint; or tendency to a worse state.

Keep my honor from corruption.

6. Impurity; depravation; debasement; as a corruption of language.

7. Bribery. He obtained his suit by corruption.

8. In law, taint; impurity of blood, in consequence of an act of attainder of treason or felony, by which a person is disabled to inherit lands from an ancestor, nor can retain those in his possession, nor transmit them by descent to his heirs.

Corruption of blood can be removed only by act of parliament.

COR-RUP'TION, n. [L. corruptio.]

  1. The act of corrupting, or state of being corrupt or putrid; the destruction of the natural form of bodies, by the separation of the component parts, or by disorganization, in the process of putrefaction. Thou wilt not suffer thy Holy One to see corruption. Ps. xvi.
  2. Putrid matter; pus.
  3. Putrescence; a foul state occasioned by putrefaction.
  4. Depravity; wickedness; perversion or deterioration of moral principles; loss of purity or integrity. Having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Pet. i. Corruption in elections is the great enemy of freedom. – J. Adams.
  5. Debasement; taint; or tendency to a worse state. Keep my honor from corruption. – Shak.
  6. Impurity; depravation; debasement; as, a corruption of language.
  7. Bribery. He obtained his suit by corruption.
  8. In law, taint: impurity of blood, in consequence of an act of attainder of treason or felony, by which a person is disabled to inherit lands from an ancestor, nor can retain those in his possession, nor transmit them by descent to his heirs. Corruption of blood can be removed only by act of parliament. – Blackstone.

Cor*rup"tion
  1. 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 inducing and accelerating of putrefaction is a subject of very universal inquiry; for corruption is a reciprocal to "generation".
    Bacon.

  2. The product of corruption; putrid matter.
  3. 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 corruptions of monasteries, . . . to exite popular indignation against them.
    Hallam.

    They abstained from some of the worst methods of corruption usual to their party in its earlier days.
    Bancroft.

    * Corruption, when applied to officers, trustees, etc., signifies the inducing a violation of duty by means of pecuniary considerations. Abbott.

  4. 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.

    Corruption of blood (Law), taint or impurity of blood, in consequence of an act of attainder of treason or felony, by which a person is disabled from inheriting any estate or from transmitting it to others.

    Corruption of blood can be removed only by act of Parliament.
    Blackstone.

    Syn. -- Putrescence; putrefaction; defilement; contamination; deprivation; debasement; adulteration; depravity; taint. See Depravity.

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Corruption

CORRUPTION, noun [Latin]

1. The act of corrupting, or state of being corrupt or putrid; the destruction of the natural form of bodies, by the separation of the component parts, or by disorganization, in the process of putrefaction.

Thou wilt not suffer thy holy One to see corruption Psalms 16:10.

2. Putrid matter; pus.

3. Putrescence; a foul state occasioned by putrefaction.

4. Depravity; wickedness; perversion or deterioration of moral principles; loss of purity or integrity.

Having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:4.

CORRUPTION in elections is the great enemy of freedom.

5. Debasement; taint; or tendency to a worse state.

Keep my honor from corruption

6. Impurity; depravation; debasement; as a corruption of language.

7. Bribery. He obtained his suit by corruption

8. In law, taint; impurity of blood, in consequence of an act of attainder of treason or felony, by which a person is disabled to inherit lands from an ancestor, nor can retain those in his possession, nor transmit them by descent to his heirs.

CORRUPTION of blood can be removed only by act of parliament.

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