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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
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corrupt

[kə′rəpt]
(computer science)
To destroy or alter information so that it is no longer reliable.
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"The Coalition of Saeron calls for the impartiality of the official authorities concerned to conduct this investigation and emphasizes the support of regulatory institutions to combat corruption and enable the independent bodies to exercise their functions impartially and take the necessary legal measures to eliminate corruption and corrupters."/ End
It is an important tool to aid our investigations and continue in our efforts to rid the sport of these corrupters,' he added.
Presumably, it is not, for TI, corrupt officials or their corrupters, although who would know more about the subject?
Citing various portions of the Bible to buttress his position, Dr Odutola said, from the biblical allusion, one would categorically say that Godliness can go parri-passu with politics but the duty of care is on the part of the Godly person so as to avoid the pitfalls since there are corrupters of the corruptible every inch of the journey.'
"I took the job [as Murdoch's chief spin doctor] because I saw 3,000 journalists, all of whom were castigated for being corrupters of public life, people who had all - every single one of them - bugged the phone of a murdered schoolchild and bribed police officers and prison officers and all the rest of it.
They strive throughout the land [causing] corruption, and Allah does not like corrupters.'"
President Aoun pledged to "defend the experience of coexistence, balance and mutual respect among the Lebanese." "I will seek, in cooperation with all factions, the birth of a government that would reflect the aspirations of this people and the existing balance, and mirror a clear picture to the world of our firm determination as political officials on moving forward with the project of reform, transparency, and fight against corruption and corrupters," the President said.
Cicero called out Catiline and his prominent co-conspirators for precisely what they were: traitors, subversives, infectious corrupters, a "plague"--worse even than murderers.
Speaking on this issue to KUNA, candidate Rafee Al-Fahdawi, a clan leader in Al-Anbar province, said that using the sectarian card only resulted in breeding "corrupters, thieves, and criminals." "Citizens now are more politically aware than politicians themselves, which is a positive and yet strange outcome in today's Iraq," said Al-Fahdawi who indicated that voters were looking for someone that would put the welfare and stability of Iraq over all affiliations and interests.
The president pointed to the role of Bani al-Hareth tribes in the revolution victory and in purging Sana'a of corrupters, maintaining the revolution's gains and confronting the aggression.
18 -- "There are barriers, not only around corrupters but also around all our goals for a better country.