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Borrowed from French corruption, from Latin corrupti?.


  • IPA(key): /k????p??n/
  • Rhymes: -?p??n
  • Hyphenation: cor?rup?tion


corruption (countable and uncountable, plural corruptions)

  1. The act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity
    • 1827, Henry Hallam, The Constitutional History of England
      It was necessary, by exposing the gross corruptions of monasteries, . . . to exite popular indignation against them.
    • 1834-1874, George Bancroft, History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent.
      They abstained from some of the worst methods of corruption usual to their party in its earlier days.
  2. The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration.
  3. The product of corruption; putrid matter.
    • 1821, Charles Maturin, Melmoth the Wanderer, volume 2, page 154:
      Think of wandering amid sepulchral ruins, of stumbling over the bones of the dead, of encountering what I cannot describe,—the horror of being among those who are neither the living or the dead;—those dark and shadowless things that sport themselves with the reliques of the dead, and feast and love amid corruption,—ghastly, mocking, and terrific.
  4. The decomposition of biological matter.
  5. The seeking of bribes.
  6. (computing) The destruction of data by manipulation of parts of it, either by deliberate or accidental human action or by imperfections in storage or transmission media.
  7. The act of changing, or of being changed, for the worse; departure from what is pure, simple, or correct.
    a corruption of style
    corruption in language
  8. (linguistics) A debased or nonstandard form of a word, expression, or text, resulting from misunderstanding, transcription error, mishearing, etc.
  9. Something originally good or pure that has turned evil or impure; a perversion.



  • (economics): rent-seeking
  • (act of corrupting or making putrid): adulteration, contamination, debasement, defilement, dirtying, soiling, tainting
  • (state of being corrupt or putrid): decay, decomposition, deterioration, putrefaction, rotting
  • (product of corruption; putrid matter): decay, putrescence, rot
  • (act of impairing integrity, virtue or moral principle): depravity, wickedness, impurity, bribery
  • (state of being corrupted or debased): debasement, depravity, evil, impurity, sinfulness, wickedness
  • (act of changing for the worse): deterioration, worsening
  • (act of being changed for the worse): destroying, ruining, spoiling
  • (departure from what is pure or correct): deterioration, erosion
  • (debased or nonstandard form of a word, expression, or text): bastardization

Derived terms

  • corruption of blood


  • “corruption” in the Collins English Dictionary
  • corruption at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • corruption in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.



From Old French corruption, borrowed from Latin corrupti?, corrupti?nem.


  • IPA(key): /k?.?yp.sj??/


corruption f (plural corruptions)

  1. corruption (act of corrupting)
  2. corruption (state of being corrupt)
  3. corruption (putrefaction)
  4. (figuratively) corruption (bribing)

Related terms

Further reading

  • “corruption” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


  • croupiront

Old French

Alternative forms

  • corrumpcion, corrumption, corrupcion, corruptiun


Borrowed from Latin corrupti?, corrupti?nem.


corruption f (oblique plural corruptions, nominative singular corruption, nominative plural corruptions)

  1. corruption (state of being corrupted)

Related terms

  • corrompre


  • ? English: corruption
  • French: corruption

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corruptibility (uncountable)

  1. The state of being corruptible

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