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Corrupt

corrupt adj

: having an unlawful or evil motive
;esp
: 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 adj

cor·rupt·ness n

vt 1 : to change from good to bad in principles or moral values [ing a minor]
2 : to subject (a person) to corruption of blood
cor·rup·ti·bil·i·ty [kə-rəp-tə-bi-lə-tē]
n

cor·rup·ti·ble [kə-rəp-tə-bəl]
adj

cor·rup·ti·bly adv

cor·rup·tion [kə-rəp-shən]
n



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.