corruption

Definitions

General English

Economics

  • Dishonest or partial behavior on the part of a government official or employee, such as a customs or procurement officer. Also actions by others intended to induce such behavior, such as bribery or blackmail.

Electronics

  • The damaging of computer programs or data. Causes include hardware malfunctions, software failures, power outages, and viruses.

Law

  • noun dishonest behaviour such as paying or accepting money or giving a favour to make sure that something is done
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