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1. Free of corruption or immorality.
2. Not decayed; unspoiled.
3. Free of errors or faults.

in′cor·rupt′ly adv.


(ˌɪnkəˈrʌpt) or


1. free from corruption; pure
2. free from decay; fresh or untainted
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (of a manuscript, text, etc) relatively free from error or alteration
ˌincorˈruptly adv
ˌincorˈruption, ˌincorˈruptness n


(ˌɪn kəˈrʌpt)

also in`cor•rupt′ed,

1. not corrupt.
2. incorruptible.
3. not marked by error.
4. Obs. free from decay.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin]
in`cor•rupt′ly, adv.
in`cor•rupt′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incorrupt - free of corruption or immorality; "a policeman who was incorrupt and incorruptible"
corrupt - lacking in integrity; "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government"
2.incorrupt - free of corruption or immorality
moral - concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles; "moral sense"; "a moral scrutiny"; "a moral lesson"; "a moral quandary"; "moral convictions"; "a moral life"
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In it existed those human forms which supplied the sculptor with his models of Hercules, Phoebus, and Jove; not like the forms abounding in the streets of modern cities, wherein the face is a confused blur of features, but composed of incorrupt, sharply defined and symmetrical features, whose eye-sockets are so formed that it would be impossible for such eyes to squint and take furtive glances on this side and on that, but they must turn the whole head.
All thy request for Man, accepted Son, Obtain, all thy request was my Decree: But longer in that Paradise to dwell, The Law I gave to Nature him forbids: Those pure immortal Elements that know No gross, no unharmoneous mixture foule, Eject him tainted now, and purge him off As a distemper, gross to aire as gross, And mortal food, as may dispose him best For dissolution wrought by Sin, that first Distemperd all things, and of incorrupt Corrupted.
Regnier, cofounder of Ottawa's Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO), brought the incorrupt relic on a 14-city tour as part of CCO's national university student movement.
The incorrupt bodies of saints are considered great relics, thus, they are honored by the faithful.
It is my fundamental right to hope for good and clean, incorrupt and non-fundamentalist leaders to be elected as people's representatives.
With credit to the many camp directors with whom I have had the pleasure of working over the past 20 years, I offer my commentary on 14 questions with significant power to discern corrupt from incorrupt counselors.
Carroll identified the dissenters as Baptist churches but Newman refused to go that far, recognizing that he was unable "to find a succession of organized churches in which Christian doctrines were maintained incorrupt.
The identification of this kernel and the consideration of the fact that Lorenzo is actually buried in the pot of basil help to explain why his head, which Lisabetta finds incorrupt like the rest of his body, starts to decompose once inside the pot of basil--that is to say, once inhumed.
Similarly, the wine that is consumed on the occasion must be "natural, from the fruit of the grape, pure and incorrupt, not mixed with other substances.
Right now the streets of Zagreb are thronging with tens of thousands of people, locals from Zagreb but also others pouring in from the Croatian provinces, to touch the glass coffin in which lies in state the incorrupt body of a tiny (four-foot three-inch tall) Croat, Leopold Mandic, a Capuchin priest who was canonized by the Italian Catholic Church.
Once again the Philippines is on the verge of a presidential campaign with new presidential aspirants and new hopes for a good and incorrupt government.
You deter crime by having efficient and effective law enforcers, incorrupt judges and lawyers and strict and fearless prison administrators," said Secillano.