incorruption


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in•cor•rup•tion

(ˌɪn kəˈrʌp ʃən)

n. Archaic.
the quality or state of being incorrupt.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incorruption - characterized by integrity or probity
honestness, honesty - the quality of being honest
References in classic literature ?
Now that the incorruption of this most fragrant ambergris should be found in the heart of such decay; is this nothing?
Make it a fountain of incorruption, a gift of sanctification, a loosing of sins, a healing of sicknesses, a destruction of demons, unapproachable by hostile powers, filled with angelic might; and let them that take counsel together against Your creature flee therefrom, for I have called upon Your Name, O Lord, which is wonderful, and glorious, and terrible unto adversaries.
Believe that he could, all the more, have begotten a true Son from his substance and could have one substance with his true Son, without any loss of spiritual incorruption and utterly removed from carnal corruption.
But from the moment of the rising of the people of the Pyrenean peninsula, there was a mighty change; we were instantaneously animated; and, from that moment, the contest assumed the dignity, which it is not in the power of any thing to bestow: and, if I may dare to transfer language, prompted by a revelation of a state of being that admits not of decay or change, to the concerns and interests of our transitory planet, from that moment "this corruptible put on incorruption, and this mortal put on immortality.
He has discovered the secret knowledge of the universe -- his soul found his body, hence his incorruption.
This is corroborated by Ben Sira, who was able to include in his extended polemic against evil women the statement "from a woman sin had its beginning, and because of her we all die" (Sirach 25:24) as well by as the Wisdom of Solomon, which likely predates Paul's writings by only a few years: "For God created us for incorruption, and made us in the image of his own eternity; but through the devil's envy death entered the world, and those who belong to his company experience it" (2:23-4).
Now that the incorruption of this most fragrant ambergris should be found in the heart of such decay; is this nothing?