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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.
References in classic literature ?
If they have been corrupted, their elder relatives (if not themselves) might surely come into court and witness against him, and there is an opportunity still for them to appear.
For example, when he says that it is absurd to suppose that one man is the corrupter and all the rest of the world the improvers of the youth; or, when he argues that he never could have corrupted the men with whom he had to live; or, when he proves his belief in the gods because he believes in the sons of gods, is he serious or jesting?
He says that 'if he has corrupted the youth, he must have corrupted them involuntarily.' But if, as Socrates argues, all evil is involuntary, then all criminals ought to be admonished and not punished.
But I am not enquiring of you who are the teachers who will corrupt Meno (let them be, if you please, the Sophists); I only ask you to tell him who there is in this great city who will teach him how to become eminent in the virtues which I was just now describing.
I only hope that no friend or kinsman or acquaintance of mine, whether citizen or stranger, will ever be so mad as to allow himself to be corrupted by them; for they are a manifest pest and corrupting influence to those who have to do with them.
It is peculiarly dangerous to place them in a situation to be either corrupted or influenced by the Executive.
The Christianity professed by the Abyssins is so corrupted with superstitions, errors, and heresies, and so mingled with ceremonies borrowed from the Jews, that little besides the name of Christianity is to be found here; and the thorns may be said to have choked the grain.
We know that, when the bodily constitution is gone, life is no longer endurable, though pampered with all kinds of meats and drinks, and having all wealth and all power; and shall we be told that when the very essence of the vital principle is undermined and corrupted, life is still worth having to a man, if only he be allowed to do whatever he likes with the single exception that he is not to acquire justice and virtue, or to escape from injustice and vice; assuming them both to be such as we have described?
In a statement, he said that in New Pakistan, "We are basically trying to bring change in the living standard of the public why pioneers of political victimization were getting worried from accountability of NAB?" Public has rejected the agenda of all corrupt politicians, he added.
The present government seems determined to recover looted public exchequer from corrupt politicians who are too stubborn to admit their offense and not ready to refund looted money at all.
Following the corruption allegations, Minister of Communications Murad Saeed was in regular contact with the relevant ministries to launch crackdown against the corrupt officers.
Speaking at a cheque distribution ceremony at NAB headquarters as chief guest, he said NAB has so far recovered record Rs 326 billion from corrupt elements and deposited in the national exchequer.