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corrupt

1. (of a text or manuscript) made meaningless or different in meaning from the original by scribal errors or alterations
2. (of computer programs or data) containing errors

corrupt

[kə′rəpt]
(computer science)
To destroy or alter information so that it is no longer reliable.
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What is most striking for Rutherford, however, is that as soon as One Nation supporters mobilise their ethic of neighbourliness, it manifests itself as aggression towards the Other--Aborigines, intellectuals, professionals and 'urban elites'--who are viewed as corrupters of the Good.
includes the lesson that the corrupters "ignored that those peoples who prefer to accumulate moral principles rather than material riches survive any calamity.
In addition to offering a look into Goltz's personal experiences, this book provides a picture of Azerbaijan as "doubly cursed with the two greatest corrupters known to modern man: war and oil.
It is the model for modern revolutions, national and social, where the saving remnant hopes to wipe out oppression and corruption, depart physically or politically from the oppressors and corrupters, and remake their country.
We are determined to deal with both the corrupters and the corruptees," Sir Paul said.
He went to work trying to form ``a multinational organization for jihad, to purge the world of Western corrupters and their Arab friends,'' a U.
Starting with Funnies on Parade in 1933, basically a stapling together of strips from the Sunday papers, it proceeded through the rise of superheroes in the late 1930s; jingoistic patriotism during World War II; postwar condemnation as corrupters of American youth; the return of superheroes, albeit many with neurotic character flaws, and the advent of "underground" comics in the 1960s; stardom in the movies and on television throughout the 1970s and 1980s; and their acceptance as an art form in illustrated novel format today.
How is it that corporations - defilers of the planet, corrupters of governments and of youth, abusers of their workers, global bureaucracies driven by the bottom line imperative of profits - can get away with their criminality?
Broken Arrow is a huge disappointment in the light of Woo's Hong Kong achievements, casting doubt on the future prospects of any proposed Hollywood reunion with Chow Yun-Fat in The Corrupters.
In El futbol a sol y sombra corporate interests, the great corrupters of the sport, are also the corrupters of the human will, particularly in individuals whose expectations have been aroused by the advent of industrialized nations' exports of consumer culture and seductive (yet false) images of instant prosperity.
He notes that there are five failure mechanisms: the instant ones of heat and hard water and the progressive ones of oxidative and reactive agents, tramp oil, and biological corrupters.
They attack women and children as opposed to S&L thieves, as opposed to the campaign-finance corrupters.