corruption

  • 1 corruption — [ kɔrypsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • v. 1130; lat. corruptio, de corrumpere → corrompre 1 ♦ (1170) Vieilli Altération de la substance par décomposition. ⇒ décomposition, pourriture, putréfaction. 2 ♦ Littér. Altération du jugement, du goût, du langage. ⇒… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 corruption — CORRUPTION. sub. f. Altération dans les qualités principales, dans la substance d une chose. La corruption de la viande. La corruption de l air. Cela tend à corruption. La corruption du sang, des humeurs. Il y a des terres où les corps se… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 3 corruption — Corruption. s. f. v. Alteration dans les qualitez principales, dans la substance d une chose qui se gaste. La corruption de la viande. la corruption de l air. cela tend à corruption. la corruption du sang, des humeurs. Il se dit aussi dans le… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 Corruption — Cor*rup tion (k?r r?p sh?n), n. [F. corruption, L. corruptio.] 1. The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 corruption — cor‧rup‧tion [kəˈrʌpʆn] noun [uncountable] 1. LAW the crime of giving or receiving money, gifts, a better job etc in exchange for doing something dishonest or illegal: • He denies twelve counts of corruption. • The Chamber of Deputies voted to… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 corruption — Corruption, Corruptio, Violatio. Corruption totale d aucun membre, Sideratio. La corruption et ruïne de toute innocence, Labes innocentiae, et ruina. Par corruption, Corrupte. Par corruption de dons, Per sordes. Sans corruption, Inuiolate. Juger… …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 7 corruption — I noun abuse of public trust, act of bribing, act of profiteering, baseness, breach of faith, breach of trust, bribery, complicity, conduct involving graft, corrupt inducement, corruptela, corruptibility, corruptio, crime, criminality, debasement …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 corruption — [n1] dishonesty breach of trust, bribery, bribing, crime, crookedness, demoralization, exploitation, extortion, fiddling, fraud, fraudulency, graft, jobbery, malfeasance, misrepresentation, nepotism, on the take*, payoff, payola*, profiteering,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 corruption — [kə rup′shən] n. [ME corrupcion < OFr corruption < L corruptio < corruptus,CORRUPT] 1. the act or fact of making, becoming, or being corrupt 2. evil or wicked behavior; depravity 3. bribery or similar dishonest dealings 4. decay;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 corruption — mid 14c., of material things, especially dead bodies, also of the soul, morals, etc., from L. corruptionem (nom. corruptio), noun of action from pp. stem of corrumpere (see CORRUPT (Cf. corrupt)). Of public offices from early 15c.; of language… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 Corruption — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Corruption (homonymie). Carte du monde evaluant l indice de perception de la corruption selon tra …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 12 Corruption — For other uses, see Corruption (disambiguation). Corrupt and Corruptor redirect here. For other uses, see Corrupt (disambiguation) and Corruptor (disambiguation). Corrupted and Corruptors redirect here. For the Japanese doom metal band, see… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 corruption — (ko ru psion ; en poésie, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Rupture d un ensemble, altération en général. •   Pour peu qu on veuille s appliquer à bien examiner ce système, il sera facile de se convaincre qu il est le meilleur, le mieux proportionné …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14 CORRUPTION — s. f. Altération dans les qualités principales, dans la substance d une chose ; et La putréfaction, la pourriture qui en résulte. La corruption de la viande. La corruption de l air. Cela tend à la corruption. La corruption du sang, des humeurs.… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 corruption —    A stream of corruption scandals emerged in Spain at the beginning of the 1990s. Many involved politicians, financiers and public officials who were closely connected to the socialist PSOE administration. Four factors can help to explain this… …

    Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture

  • 16 CORRUPTION — n. f. Altération de la substance d’une chose et Putréfaction qui en résulte. La corruption de la viande. La corruption de l’air. La corruption du sang, des humeurs. Il y a des terres où les corps se conservent longtemps sans corruption. Il se dit …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 17 corruption — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ endemic, massive, rampant, rife, widespread ▪ Corruption was rife before the election. ▪ gross, serious …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 Corruption —          CERVANTÈS (Miguel de)     Bio express : Écrivain espagnol (1547 1616)     «Si tu laisses quelquefois plier la verge de la justice, que ce ne soit pas sous le poids des cadeaux, mais sous celui de la miséricorde.»     Source : Don… …

    Dictionnaire des citations politiques

  • 19 corruption — Post Mao China is an era of corruption as well as reform. Corruption has accelerated partly because the changes in the economy have provided officials with a much greater incentive and opportunity to embezzle funds or accept bribes. Taking… …

    Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • 20 Corruption —    During the Soviet period, the accumulation of commodities rather than capital drove corruption. Through extended informal networks, Soviet citizens used blat (connections) to acquire everything from meat and fruits to apartments and… …

    Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation


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