Definition of 'corruption'
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In the political sphere that quickly becomes corruption. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Greece was facing a ban over allegations of corruption and government interference. The Sun (2016)Police said that they had launched an investigation regarding a number of allegations of corruption concerning a public limited company. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The other is a weary scepticism that senior officials who have been charged with corruption will get away with it and avoid conviction. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The company's president is already in jail on corruption charges. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His shock resignation was linked to alleged corruption and infighting at the Vatican. Times, Sunday Times (2016)THE allegations of corruption in football over the last few days have left me feeling sick and embarrassed. The Sun (2016)MoD policy is that its teams must obtain information from potential suppliers on bribery, corruption or misconduct and decide whether to exclude them from bidding. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The company says that the list is an essential service in the fight against'crime, bribery and corruption. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Other experts are concerned that the granting of such discretionary powers would foster corruption. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Collecting evidence and finding witnesses is difficult in a country where police corruption and violence is endemic. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We know there was no bribery and no corruption. The Sun (2013)They had thrown out officials and police in protest over an illegal land seizure and alleged corruption. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Public anger at his autocratic ways and government corruption boiled over into mass street protests last year. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The reconstruction effort has been plagued by allegations of corruption. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is about a culture of corruption that has become systemic. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They denied wrongdoing and successfully sued publications that alleged corruption. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Corruption is a way of life and politics an exercise in raw and often deadly power. The Sun (2011)Sources said the inquiry is set to become the largest into alleged police corruption for many years. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Corruption has become a serious issue. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Indeed, cases of fraud and corruption appear to be on the rise. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The body count is low, the moral corruption almost genteel. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The problem is not merely corruption and inefficiency, but the lack of viable alternatives. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Thus disregard for the law, petty bribery and corruption were endemic. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Of course there's rampant abuse of power and corruption and alcoholism. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Qatar officials deny any wrongdoing and insist they have a zero-tolerance policy on corruption and bribery. The Sun (2014)I deplore the poverty and corruption of my country. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The new Government charged him with corruption, which he denied. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Some MPs said that he was guilty of financial corruption, charges that he has denied. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Government planning and investment, on the other hand, would only breed corruption and inefficiency under capitalism. The Origins of Economic Inequality between Nations: A critique of Western theories on development and underdevelopment (1990)The losses, measured over the past year by a special task force, underscore the challenges that the allies face in overcoming corruption in the country. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'corruption'
British English: corruption /kəˈrʌpʃən/ NOUN
Corruption is dishonesty and illegal behaviour by people in positions of power.
The President was charged with corruption.
- American English: corruption
- Arabic: فَسَاد
- Brazilian Portuguese: corrupção
- Chinese: 腐败
- Croatian: korupcija
- Czech: korupce
- Danish: korruption
- Dutch: corruptie
- European Spanish: corrupción
- Finnish: korruptio
- French: corruption
- German: Korruption
- Greek: διαφθορά
- Italian: corruzione
- Japanese: 腐敗行為
- Korean: 타락
- Norwegian: korrupsjon
- Polish: korupcja
- European Portuguese: corrupção
- Romanian: corupție
- Russian: коррупция
- Spanish: corrupción
- Swedish: korruption
- Thai: การทุจริต
- Turkish: yozlaşma
- Ukrainian: корупція
- Vietnamese: sự tham nhũng
Definition of corruption from the Collins English Dictionary
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