corruption corruption  /kə ˈrəp ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain
  2. (n) in a state of progressive putrefaction
  3. (n) decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation)
  4. (n) moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
  5. (n) destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity
  6. (n) inducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by commiting a felony)

Usage(s):

  1. A Chicago Tribune report says federal investigators have made covert tape recordings of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich as part of their corruption investigation.
  2. President Jiang Zemin has put himself at the head of the anti-corruption charge.
  3. So Chi Yaoyun, a deputy director general of the Communist Party's Discipline Inspection Commission, says corruption is declining.

News

  1. Brazil protesters vent rage at govt corruption

    SAO PAULO (AP) — A quarter-million Brazilians took to the streets in the latest a wave of sometimes-violent protests that are increasingly focusing on corruption and reforming a government system in which people have lost faith. A new poll shows that 75 percent of citizens support the demonstrations.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. 250,000 protest corruption in Brazil

    250,000 protest corruption in Brazil SAO PAULO More than 250,000 anti-government demonstrators
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Youngstown Vindicator

  3. Brazil: 250K protest against govt corruption

    SAO PAULO (AP) — More than 250,000 anti-government demonstrators again took to streets in several Brazilian cities Saturday and engaged police in some isolated, intense conflicts. Anger over political corruption emerged as the unifying issue for the demonstrators, who vowed to stay in the streets until concrete steps are taken to reform the political system.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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