corruptibility

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n corruptibility the capability of being corrupted
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The name Santa Claus is a corruption of the Dutch dialect name for Saint Nicholas Sint Klass.
    • n Corruptibility The quality of being corruptible; the possibility or liability of being corrupted; corruptibleness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Virginia Code (1930) has a statute: "To prohibit corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than candidates."
    • n corruptibility The capability of being corrupted, in any sense of the word; corruptibleness.
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Quotations

  • French National Assembly
    French National Assembly
    “Ignorance, forgetfulness, or contempt of the rights of man are the only causes of public misfortunes and of the corruption of governments.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “Civilization is not by any means an easy thing to attain to. There are only two ways by which man can reach it. One is by being cultured, the other by being corrupt.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    John%20F.%20Kennedy
    “Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.”
  • Adlai E. Stevenson
    Adlai%20E.%20Stevenson
    “Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.”
  • Jacob Bronowski
    Jacob%20Bronowski
    “No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.”
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “When ever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. corruptibilitas,: cf. F. corruptibilité,

Usage

In literature:

Lord Byron, as she knew, had tried to corrupt her own morals and faith.
"Lady Byron Vindicated" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harrisburg, Pa., was notoriously corrupt.
"Elements of Debating" by Leverett S. Lyon
Until now no breath of slander, no suspicion of corruption, had ever touched him.
"The Lion and The Mouse" by Charles Klein
With what solicitude, therefore, should Christian parents guard their parlors from social corruption.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
Was it endurable that the Schedule must be corrupted yet again?
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
The result was that so far as American political representation was merely local, it was generally corrupt, and it was always selfish.
"The Promise Of American Life" by Herbert David Croly
The bondage of corruption God encounters and counteracts by subjection to vanity.
"Hope of the Gospel" by George MacDonald
The Scotch Parliament was very arbitrary and corrupt, and by no means a faithful representation of the people.
"Handbook of Home Rule (1887)" by W. E. Gladstone et al.
The more patriotic members of his party looked with dread and loathing on this system of corruption and exclusion.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series" by John Addington Symonds
Without it all classes would become corrupt, all barriers would fall, and there would be total confusion.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
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In poetry:

Fancy returns, and now she thinks of bones
And grinning skulls, and corruptible death
Wrapp'd in his shroud; and now fancies she hears
Deep sighs, and sees pale sickly ghosts gliding.
"Fair Elanor" by William Blake
Heart that was big as the bowels of Vesuvius,
Words that were wing'd as her sparks in eruption,
Eagled and thundered as Jupiter Pluvius,
Sound in your wind past all signs o' corruption.
"Mesmerism" by Ezra Pound
Our soul, whose country's heaven, and God her Father,
Into this world, corruption's sink, is sent ;
Yet so much in her travel she doth gather,
That she returns home wiser than she went.
"To Sir Henry Goodyere" by John Donne
"Yet oft the being, by all heaven beloved,
(So doubtful every good, in world like this Some fiend corrupts ere ripe to be removed:
And tears are seen in eyes made but to float in bliss."
"Zophiel’s Lament Over Altheetor" by Maria Gowen Brooks
Thou canst not help the thousand things
That might be better done;
Corruption its black shadow flings
On all beneath the sun; Nor thought nor word nor deed can reach
The purity our yearnings preach.
"Detraction" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
No soul descended deep in hell,
The child of sorrow, sin and death,
The immortal spirit suffereth
To see corruption; though it fell
From loftiest station in the skies,
It still to heaven again must rise.
"An Easter Hymn" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

Former City of Montreal director general Robert Abdallah denied corruption allegations made against.
Colombian drug kingpins in league with corrupt Venezuelan military officers are increasingly using this country as a way station for smuggling cocaine to the United States and Europe, according to Colombian and US officials.
Testimony continues this morning in the public corruption trial of Kwame Kilpatrick and three - 10:12 am.
A federal judge Friday lifted the controversial consent decree that for more than eight years had guided an independent monitor overseeing sweeping reforms of the Los Angeles Police Department imposed after the Rampart corruption scandal.
Six former public education employees from the Chicagoland area are now facing corruption charges.
Subtle, corrosive corruption in local politics.
During that process, she said, a power surge occured, corrupting 292 of the votes on the drive and rendering them uncountable.
During that process, she said, a power surge occurred, corrupting 292 of the votes on the drive and rendering them uncountable.
Those apps—along with more than 100 others and counting, according to Instapaper developer Marco Arment—got bitten by a bug on Apple's end that ended up corrupting functional, approved app updates, causing the crashes.
Has Super PAC Cash Corrupted TV Stations.
Porn Download Corrupts Government Evidence.
Judge Strikes Corrupted Porn Evidence.
For info on the corrupt database, see p 66 of the report.
When 'Connected' means ' Corrupted ' The Nation.
Louisiana's ethics and disclosure laws look good on paper, but suffer from a lack of mechanisms to enforce them, according to an analysis released Monday that examined the " corruptibility " of state governments.
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In science:

This ensures that the first column is free of any corrupted entry, and the (n − 1) × (n − 1) matrix defined by rows and columns, 2 through n, contain less than c− 1 corruptions.
Jacobian hits circuits: Hitting-sets, lower bounds for depth-D occur-k formulas & depth-3 transcendence degree-k circuits
By induction, the c − 1 corruptions may be moved above the diagonal by suitable row/column relabelling.
Jacobian hits circuits: Hitting-sets, lower bounds for depth-D occur-k formulas & depth-3 transcendence degree-k circuits
And since the first column is untouched during the process, we now have all c corruptions above the diagonal.
Jacobian hits circuits: Hitting-sets, lower bounds for depth-D occur-k formulas & depth-3 transcendence degree-k circuits
The resulting sparse representations have been shown to possess robustness against a variety of distortions like random pixel corruption, occlusion and disguise.
Discriminative Local Sparse Representations for Robust Face Recognition
These classical devices, which are probably easier to corrupt than their quantum counter-parts, cannot be guaranteed secure if they have been acquired from dishonest providers.
Security of practical private randomness generation
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