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noun abuse of public trust, act of bribing, act of profiteering, baseness, breach of faith, breach of trust, bribery, complicity, conduct involving graft, corrupt induceeent, corruptibility, crime, criminality, debasement, deception, deviation from rectiiude, deviousness, disgrace, dishonesty, dishonor, disloyalty, disrepute, fraudulence, fraudulency, graft, improbity, indirection, injustice, jobbery, knavery, lack of conscience, lack of principle, lack of probity, malignancy, obliquity, perfidiousness, perfidy, perversion of integrity, scoundrelism, turpitude, unscrupulousness, venality, villainy, want of principle, wickedness
Associated concepts: corruption in public office
Foreign phrases: Corruptio optimi est pessima.The corruption of the best is worst. Maledicta est expositio quae corrumpit textum. It is a cursed interpretation which corrupts the text.
See also: bad repute, bribe, bribery, crime, decline, defilement, delict, delinquency, deterioration, detriment, dishonesty, dissolution, graft, gratuity, guilt, improbity, knavery, malfeasance, misconduct, misusage, nepotism, perversion, pettifoggery, racket, seduction, spoilage, turpitude, vice

CORRUPTION. An act done with an intent to give some advantage inconsistent with official duty and the rights of others. It includes bribery, but is more comprehensive; because an act may be corruptly done, though the advantage to be derived from it be not offered by another. Merl. Rep. h.t.
     2. By corruption, sometimes, is understood something against law; as, a contract by which the borrower agreed to pay the lender usurious interest. It is said, in such case, that it was corruptly agreed, &c.

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