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Synonyms for corruption

Synonyms for corruption

departure from what is legally, ethically, and morally correct

a term that offends against established usage standards

Synonyms for corruption

lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery)

in a state of progressive putrefaction

decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation)

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moral perversion

destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty

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inducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by commiting a felony)

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All this corruption was clear enough to every intelligent person, and we shall find it an object of constant satire by the authors of the age, but it was too firmly established to be easily or quickly rooted out.
One by one he was led to attack also other fundamental doctrines and institutions of the Church--transubstantiation, the temporal possessions of the Church, the Papacy, and at last, for their corruption, the four orders of friars.
I was surprised to find corruption grown so high and so quick in that empire, by the force of luxury so lately introduced; which made me less wonder at many parallel cases in other countries, where vices of all kinds have reigned so much longer, and where the whole praise, as well as pillage, has been engrossed by the chief commander, who perhaps had the least title to either.
Neither could I be wholly unmoved, after comparing the living with the dead, when I considered how all these pure native virtues were prostituted for a piece of money by their grand-children; who, in selling their votes and managing at elections, have acquired every vice and corruption that can possibly be learned in a court.
Take the analogy of the body: The evil of the body is a disease which wastes and reduces and annihilates the body; and all the things of which we were just now speaking come to annihilation through their own corruption attaching to them and inhering in them and so destroying them.
And yet, I said, it is unreasonable to suppose that anything can perish from without through affection of external evil which could not be destroyed from within by a corruption of its own?
Consider, I said, Glaucon, that even the badness of food, whether staleness, decomposition, or any other bad quality, when confined to the actual food, is not supposed to destroy the body; although, if the badness of food communicates corruption to the body, then we should say that the body has been destroyed by a corruption of itself, which is disease, brought on by this; but that the body, being one thing, can be destroyed by the badness of food, which is another, and which does not engender any natural infection-- this we shall absolutely deny?
Pursuing these reflections, I thought that if I could bestow animation upon lifeless matter, I might in process of time (although I now found it impossible) renew life where death had apparently devoted the body to corruption.
Why should he watch the hideous corruption of his soul?
One of the weak sides of republics, among their numerous advantages, is that they afford too easy an inlet to foreign corruption.
Hence it is that history furnishes us with so many mortifying examples of the prevalency of foreign corruption in republican governments.
Nation and rank are lost In that vast-heaped corruption.
Paul in Corinthians, about corruption and incorruption; how that we are sown in dishonor, but raised in glory.
Elections provide a circulation of corruptions, and allow corruption to be a form of distributive justice.
Investigation cases of corruptions involving public and privates sector and shall be submit to the ministry of Legal Affairs and Constitutional development for necessary actions.