Meaning of corruption

cor•rup•tion

Pronunciation: (ku-rup'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of corrupting or state of being corrupt.
  2. moral perversion; depravity.
  3. perversion of integrity.
  4. corrupt or dishonest proceedings.
  5. bribery.
  6. debasement or alteration, as of language or a text.
  7. a debased form of a word.
  8. putrefactive decay; rottenness.
  9. any corrupting influence or agency.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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