Corruption vs. Corruptness

By Jaxson

  • Corruption

    Individual nation articles should be consulted on specific national responses to corruption.In general, corruption is a form of dishonesty or criminal activity undertaken by a person or organization entrusted with a position of authority, often to acquire illicit benefit. Corruption may include many activities including bribery and embezzlement, though it may also involve practices that are legal in many countries. Political corruption occurs when an office-holder or other governmental employee acts in an official capacity for personal gain. Corruption is most commonplace in kleptocracies, oligarchies, narco-states and mafia states.

    Corruption can occur on different scales. Corruption ranges from small favors between a small number of people (petty corruption), to corruption that affects the government on a large scale (grand corruption), and corruption that is so prevalent that it is part of the everyday structure of society, including corruption as one of the symptoms of organized crime. Corruption and crime are endemic sociological occurrences which appear with regular frequency in virtually all countries on a global scale in varying degree and proportion. Individual nations each allocate domestic resources for the control and regulation of corruption and crime.

  • Corruption (noun)

    The act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity; depravity; wickedness; impurity; bribery.

  • Corruption (noun)

    The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration.

  • Corruption (noun)

    The product of corruption; putrid matter.

  • Corruption (noun)

    The decomposition of biological matter.

  • Corruption (noun)

    The seeking of bribes.

  • Corruption (noun)

    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.

  • Corruption (noun)

    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”

  • Corruption (noun)

    A debased or nonstandard form of a word, expression, or text, resulting from misunderstanding, transcription error, mishearing, etc.

  • Corruption (noun)

    Something that is evil but is supposed to be good.

  • Corruptness (noun)

    The state of being corrupt.


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