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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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It focuses especially on the theme of anxiety around the corruptibility of male friendships, juxtaposing concerns about the influence of Jews and homosexuals in British political and literary life from Dickens to Oscar Wilde, with Marx, Disraeli, and Gladstone as the key political polemicists.
Lupu (1994) compares the interests of children to the American democracy, which, due to its system of divided authority and separation of powers, guards against the threat to individual liberties associated with the imperfection and corruptibility of individuals-who hold power.
We cannot get rid of this specter by saying it was just "human stupidity," or "human corruptibility.
Although, as George Lawton notes, Wesley rarely speaks of the body without asserting its corruptibility, he also relies on his own body to give him assurance of salvation (21).
Along with detailing the fascinating history of this "human experiment," People Farm reminds us of the corruptibility of good intentions.
In a later scene, Sang-kwon goes to Professor Kim's apartment and drinks a glass of Coke with a bug floating in it (though certainly out of its natural element, t he bug could be said to represent the corruptibility of Western culture--a latent theme in this and other Hong Sang-soo films).
Privatization of criminal justice has a long history in this country, driven in part by distrust of government's power and its perceived incompetence and corruptibility, and in part by efficiency and accomplishments of the private sector.
The author contends that Mugabe's behavior results from the corruptibility of great power, but it may also stem, in part, from the burden of recalled wrongs.
Life can be a nightmare, a curse, because of human corruptibility.
In addition, political, legal and administrative setting of impunity and the high corruptibility of the officers drastically lower the risks involved in trafficking.
But, looked at from another perspective, Lollard insistence on the continuance of the bread's substance after the consecration could be seen as closer to the `thingness' to which, Green urges, pre-literate society allied abstract concepts; far from accepting the manipulation of verbal signifiers (as they saw it) proposed by Aquinas, Ockham, Scotus, or whoever, they insisted that bread, its smell, taste, dimensions, texture, corruptibility, remained.