What does the word corruption mean?

Usage examples for corruption

  1. It is perhaps amongst all European countries that nation in which there is the best public instruction and the least corruption. – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis
  2. A boy who grows up in an atmosphere of openly accepted corruption will inevitably lack sensitiveness of moral perception. – Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati by Warren C. Herrick
  3. And having failed to reform anything on the Arrowhead, she looked abroad for more plastic corruption as you might say. – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson