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Standard Definition

[n] destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity; "corruption of a minor"; "the big city's subversion of rural innocence"
[n] moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels; its opium parlors; its depravity"
[n] lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain
[n] decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation)
[n] in a state of progressive putrefaction

Synonyms

corruptness - (3 syllables), degeneracy - (5 syllables), depravity - (4 syllables), putrescence - (3 syllables), putridness - (3 syllables), rottenness - (3 syllables), subversion - (3 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Cor*rup"tion\ (k?r-r?p"sh?n), n. [F. corruption, L. corruptio.]
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. Note: 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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