realNEO Word of the Day: Corrupt [kuh-ruhpt]

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 09/01/2010 - 16:26.

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cor·rupt  [kuh-ruhpt]

1.  false, untrustworthy. Corrupt, dishonest, venal  apply to one, esp. in public office, who acts on mercenary motives, without regard to honor, right, or justice. A corrupt  politician is one originally honest who has succumbed to temptation and begun questionable practices. A dishonest  politician is one lacking native integrity. A venal  politician is one so totally debased as to sell patronage.

    1. guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery; lacking integrity; crooked: a corrupt judge.
    2. debased in character; depraved; perverted; wicked; evil: a corrupt society.
    3. made inferior by errors or alterations, as a text.
    4.  infected; tainted.
    5. decayed; putrid.

–verb (used with object)
    6. to destroy the integrity of; cause to be dishonest, disloyal, etc., esp. by bribery.
    7. to lower morally; pervert: to corrupt youth.
    8.  to alter (a language, text, etc.) for the worse; debase.
    9.  to mar; spoil.
   10.  to infect; taint.
   11.  to make putrid or putrescent.
   12.  English Law . to subject (an attainted person) to corruption of blood.
–verb (used without object)
   13. to become corrupt.

Word Origin & History

        c.1300, from L. corruptus,  pp. of corrumpere  "to destroy, spoil, bribe," from com-  intens. prefix + rup-,  pp. stem of rumpere  "to break" (see rupture).
        Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Legal Dictionary

Main Entry: 1 cor·rupt
Function: adjective
:  having an unlawful or evil motive; especially :  characterized by improper and usually unlawful conduct intended to secure a benefit for oneself or another (as by taking or giving bribes) — cor·rupt·ly adjective  — cor·rupt·ness noun

Main Entry: 2 corrupt
Function: transitive verb
1 :  to change from good to bad in principles or moral values < corrupt ing  a minor>
2 :  to subject (a person) to corruption of blood — cor·rup·ti·bil·i·ty /k&-"r&p-t&-'bi-l&-tE/ noun  — cor·rup·ti·ble /k&-'r&p-t&-b&l/ adjective  — cor·rup·ti·bly adverb  — cor·rup·tion /k&-'r&p-sh&n/ noun

World English Dictionary
corrupt  (kəˈrʌpt) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide]
— adj
    1.     lacking in integrity; open to or involving bribery or other dishonest practices: a corrupt official ; corrupt practices in an election
    2.     morally depraved
    3.     putrid or rotten
    4.     contaminated; unclean
    5.     (of a text or manuscript) made meaningless or different in meaning from the original by scribal errors or alterations
    6.     (of computer programs or data) containing errors
    — vb
    7.     to become or cause to become dishonest or disloyal
    8.     to debase or become debased morally; deprave
    9.     ( tr ) to infect or contaminate; taint
    10.     ( tr ) to cause to become rotten
    11.     ( tr ) to alter (a text, manuscript, etc) from the original
    12.     ( tr ) computing  to introduce errors into (data or a program)
    [C14: from Latin corruptus  spoiled, from corrumpere  to ruin, literally: break to pieces, from rumpere  to break]


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Tomorrow, when I am feeling better, I will expose the true meaning of "corrupt" that will expose these thieves for the true crooks that they really are. 

sickening and shocking story tomorrow


The Political Gangster

                Talk about CORRUPT!! it's all over. even down to giving bogus tickets, and there's nothing we can do. So I know the big CORRUPTION is meant to kill us all. better watch out