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corruption

kuh ruhp shuhn

  • n  lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain
  • n  in a state of progressive putrefaction
  • n  decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation)
  • n  moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
    the luxury and corruption among the upper classes
  • n  destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity
    corruption of a minor
  • n  inducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by commiting a felony)
    he was held on charges of corruption and racketeering

  • A Chicago Tribune report says federal investigators have made covert tape recordings of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich as part of their corruption investigation.
  • President Jiang Zemin has put himself at the head of the anti-corruption charge.
  • As recently as 2006, Obama told a reporter he had concerns about allegations of corruption involving state Democrats, though he added that he would be "happy" to work to support .
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 23, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • 250,000 protest corruption in Brazil
    250,000 protest corruption in Brazil SAO PAULO More than 250,000 anti-government demonstrators
    June 23, 2013 - The Youngstown Vindicator
  • 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.
    June 23, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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