(n.) The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration.
(n.) The product of corruption; putrid matter.
(n.) The act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity; depravity; wickedness; impurity; bribery.
(n.) The act of changing, or of being changed, for the worse; departure from what is pure, simple, or correct; as, a corruption of style; corruption in language.
(1) Anti-corruption campaigners have already trooped past the €18.9m mansion on Rue de La Baume, bought in 2007 in the name of two Bongo children, then 13 and 16, and other relatives, in what some call Paris's "ill-gotten gains" walking tour.
(2) But when he speaks, the crowds who have come together to make a stand against government corruption and soaring fuel prices cheer wildly.
(3) Obiang, blaming foreigners for bringing corruption to his country, told people he needed to run the national treasury to prevent others falling into temptation.
(4) We need to put our heads together, and get our act together to fight corruption.
(5) Why would you want to boost him?” The president is accused of trying to distract from domestic problems – corruption scandals and an exposé showing he plagiarised parts of his law-school thesis – by attending to Trump.
(6) The Morgan family said the terms of reference for the inquiry panel included: • Police involvement in the murder • The role played by police corruption in protecting those responsible for the murder from being brought to justice and the failure to confront that corruption • The incidence of connections between private investigators, police officers and journalists at the News of the World and other parts of the media and corruption involved in the linkages between them.
(7) Corruption scandals have left few among the Spanish ruling class untainted, engulfing politicians on the left and right of the spectrum, as well as businesses, unions, football clubs and even the king’s sister .
(8) Foreign investment has been sluggish because of insecurity, red tape and corruption.
(9) Doreen Lawrence to speak at conference on police spying, corruption and racism Read more Mick Creedon, the Derbyshire Chief Constable who is leading the police’s internal investigation into the SDS, said the public inquiry “will help us with the work that is already underway to make sure that the unacceptable behaviour of some officers in the past never happens again”.
(10) The new police chiefs' first act was to refuse to investigate fresh corruption cases, one of which allegedly involves Erdoğan's son, Bilal .
(11) As corruption consistently ranks as a top concern for Spaniards, second only to unemployment, and with an eye on upcoming municipal and regional elections in the spring, Spain’s political parties have been keen to appear as if they are tackling the issue.
(12) The Kremlin's initial reaction to stories dubbing Russia a corrupt "mafia state" and kleptocracy was, predictably, negative.
(13) The Department for International Development said all direct support to the Ugandan government had been cut in November after a corruption scandal, but a spokesman said the £97.9m in this year's budget would not be withheld.
(14) An IOC member for 23 years he has assidiously collected the leadership of the acronym heavy subsets of that organisation, which may be less riddled with corruption than it was before the Salt Lake City scandal but has swapped outlandish bribes for mountains of bureaucracy.
(15) Under Xi some of the party’s most powerful figures have been humiliated and jailed as part of a high-profile anti-corruption campaign that has seen hundreds of thousands of party officials disciplined across the country.
(16) When people are better informed they are able to hold their authorities to account and see resources released for development instead of being lost to corruption.
(17) In the southern state of Karnataka, corruption is blamed for uncontrolled mining in vast areas of protected forest.
(18) Quigley, who was appointed by Labor to run the NBN rollout, had to answer regular questions about his actions and responsibilities as a former senior executive when it was revealed there had been corruption at Alcatel Lucent in Costa Rica.
(19) The 85-year-old ex-president, who has been on the verge of death according to his lawyer, sat in a wheelchair next to his two sons, who are being tried in a separate corruption-related case.
(20) A vicious feud playing out within Uzbekistan's ruling family took a new twist on Monday , when prosecutors announced that the clan's most flamboyant member faces charges of involvement in mafia-style corruption.
(imp. & p. p.) of Taint
(1) While ruling that there had been improper use of Schedule 7 powers, the judge commented: "It was clear that the Security Service, for entirely understandable reasons, was anxious if possible to get information which could not be regarded as tainted by torture allegations or which might confirm the propriety of a control order."
(2) But it has a tainted reputation: the 2007 foot and mouth outbreak was traced to a leak from Pirbright’s drains.
(3) Those wrongdoings taint a whole industry beyond the handful of people and that makes it a huge problem."
(4) One half hour following the ingestion of a possibly tainted antibiotic capsule, a 14 year-old female experienced acute onset of stiffness and weakness in her lower extremities.
(5) It might smell close to pot, he said, but would be “tainted” because of all the other items and plants like poison oak burning along with it.
(6) Attorneys for the family of Rice, who was killed by police officer Timothy Loehmann while holding a pellet gun in a park in Cleveland in November last year, said the pair of external reports had “tainted the grand jury process” that is considering criminal charges against Loehmann.
(7) A simple, cheap and rapid method for the quantitative determination of the boar taint substance, 5 alpha-androst-16-en-3-one, in pig adipose tissue is described.
(8) The scale scores the constitutional taints, the extent of the operation, the age, the eventual emergency, the special anaesthetic risk.
(9) The second is that almost eight years after voting in the conclave that chose Benedict XVI, Cardinal Keith O'Brien seems too irredeemably tainted by scandal and allegations of hypocrisy to find himself electing any future popes.
(10) Part of the difficulty in making the case may be that the euro has translated into brutal austerity on parts of the continent’s south, tainting the EU’s claims to be a levelling force.
(11) County prosecutors may have to review hundreds of current and past convictions involving the officers to determine if their contribution to such cases was tainted by racial bias.
(12) Police and social workers in Oxfordshire had a tainted perception that girls as young as 11 consented to sex with men who raped and brutalised them, an independent report into the failure to stop their exploitation has said.
(13) This can contribute to mitigating the dangerously polarising and alarmist discourse that views migrants as a threat to a society and its public order.” The senior European human rights official says he is worried that this “dominant political discourse which is tainted by alarmism” has led to the unsurprising outcome that the public consider immigration as the most important issue facing the country ahead of health, crime or the economy.
(14) … Like that in any way mitigates what was done to him.” Sharpton said police tried to taint Garner’s image after his death by quickly releasing his arrest record.
(15) However, the Portuguese does not believe that all Chelsea supporters should be tainted by the incident.
(16) Thiophenol and thiocresol which sporadically cause offensive sulfury taints in Wisconsin River fish were also found in river sediment.
(17) Hamid Karzai, who was then president, eventually forced the Americans out of Nerkh, but the lack of justice continues to taint residents’ view of his successor.
(18) The big society strikes me as a political construct, a tainted venture.
(19) Sanlu, the firm at the heart of the problems, knew the milk was tainted months before it told local officials.
(20) Blood supplies were eventually tainted out of this failure to take constructive action, with the resultant mass infection of segments of the Brazilian population.