corrupt

(redirected from corruptible)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to corruptible: debauched

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The system that protects us is fragile and corruptible, but it's all we have.
ROBERT Owen said in his letter (June 4) ) that Plaid Cymru should not take the moral high ground over Westminster because it is in the Bible that 1 in 12 people are corruptible.
At the movies politics is normally the sport of knaves, taken up by ambitious and corrupt or corruptible candidates who get elected (and re-elected) by pandering to special interests and abandoning the ordinary folks who voted them into office.
As a corollary to these, he argued against a Manichean dualism that would pit corruptible flesh against a perfectible spirit.
Sheriff Cubie told Stewart: "I am left with the impression that you see other people as either corruptible or stupid and that you can buy your way out of difficulty.
She employed women to check each and every consignment of drugs that arrived in the country because 'they are less corruptible than men' she said.
As the states came together to form our republic, the people wanted the common law made by the least corruptible public actors they knew--judges.
For Thomas Betteridge, on the other hand, no conflict exists between the allegedly idolatrous images and the words of the text; in his fascinating essay, "Truth and History in the Acts and Monuments," Betteridge describes words and images as serving mutually supportive, didactic, and above all dialectical functions, as they resolve the tensions contained in the book, between its apparently contradictory presentation of atemporal truth and particular, corruptible history, between the invisible and the visible, the eternal and the corporeal, the universal and the contingent, the "ahistorical act of martyrdom" and the "historical record of persecution" (148).
For either it would be an incorruptible substance and so a supreme good, or a corruptible substance, which could not be corrupted unless it were good.
Rawlings even used the occasion to lash out at President John Kufuor's government that set up the NRC, saying he would never call Kufuor president "so long as Kufuor's regime continues to fabricate convincing lies using little viable and corruptible minds in the media, bishops, judges and generals who have no conscience and sense of right and wrong.
All other realities, being finite, transitory, and corruptible, easily become dangerous idols which, when worshiped and made the central focus of human orientation, bring disaster into human affairs.
A person, according to this cultural tradition, is made up of immaterial and immortal soul, on the one hand, and corruptible brute matter or body, on the other.