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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corruptible, bribable, dishonest, purchasable, venaladjective

    capable of being corrupted

    "corruptible judges"; "dishonest politicians"; "a purchasable senator"; "a venal police officer"


  1. corruptibleadjective

    Possible to corrupt.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Corruptibleadjective

    Etymology: from corrupt.

    Our corruptible bodies could never live the life they shall live, were it not that they are joined with his body, which is incorruptible, and that his is in ours as a cause of immortality. Richard Hooker.

    It is a devouring corruption of the essential mixture, which consisting chiefly of an oily moisture, is corruptible through dissipation. Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.

    The several parts of which the world consists, being in their nature corruptible, it is more than probable, that, in an infinite duration, this frame of things would long since have been dissolved. John Tillotson, Sermons.


  1. corruptible

    Corruption is a form of dishonesty or a criminal offense which is undertaken by a person or an organization which is entrusted in a position of authority, in order to acquire illicit benefits or abuse power for one's personal gain. Corruption may involve many activities which include bribery, influence peddling and the embezzlement and it may also involve practices which are legal in many countries. Political corruption occurs when an office-holder or other governmental employee acts with an official capacity for personal gain. Corruption is most common in kleptocracies, oligarchies, narco-states, and mafia states.Corruption and crime are endemic sociological occurrences which appear with regular frequency in virtually all countries on a global scale in varying degrees and proportions. Each individual nation allocates domestic resources for the control and regulation of corruption and the deterrence of crime. Strategies which are undertaken in order to counter corruption are often summarized under the umbrella term anti-corruption. Additionally, global initiatives like the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16 also have a targeted goal which is supposed to substantially reduce corruption in all of its forms.


  1. corruptible

    Corruptible refers to an individual, organization, or system that can be easily influenced, tempted, or bribed to act dishonestly, unethically, or immorally. It could also refer to something that is subject to decay or rotting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corruptibleadjective

    capable of being made corrupt; subject to decay

  2. Corruptibleadjective

    capable of being corrupted, or morally vitiated; susceptible of depravation

  3. Corruptiblenoun

    that which may decay and perish; the human body

  4. Etymology: [L. corruptibilis: cf. F. corruptible.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of corruptible in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of corruptible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of corruptible in a Sentence

  1. Win Htein:

    We will also work to create a non-corruptible government and on national reconciliation - because we're dealing with the army.

  2. David Brin, on power and corruption:

    It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.

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