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Capable of being corrupted: corruptible judges.

cor·rupt′i·bil′i·ty, cor·rupt′i·ble·ness n.
cor·rupt′i·bly adv.
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Noun1.corruptibility - the capability of being corrupted
immorality - the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct; "the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction"
incorruptibility - the incapability of being corrupted
قابليَّـة الإفْـساد
veikleiki fyrir spillingu; mútòægni
ayartılabilmerüşvet yedirilebilme


(kəˈrapt) verb
to make or become evil or bad. He was corrupted by the bad influence of two friends.
1. bad or evil. The government is corrupt.
2. impure. a corrupt form of English.
corˈruptible adjective
corˌruptiˈbility noun
corˈruption (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of corrupting.
2. a word that has changed considerably from its original form. Caterpillar is probably a corruption of the Old French word `chatepelose' meaning `hairy cat'.
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Francis I is represented through a series of conventional exempla of antique virtue, very circular indeed, considering that these approximations of heroic ideals are not separate from historical accounts, sources whose corruptibility has been demonstrated throughout the canto.
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and more about "the corruptibility of the judicial process.
Academic commentary has remarked on the logical contradictions and inconsistencies in his work--which he defended as his struggle against "systems" and "determinism" (Said 2010c)--the wavering between "realist" and "constructivist" epistemologies (Farris 2010, 270) in his elaboration of the infinite possibilities and inevitable corruptibility of the word, and his "unreconstructed" secularism (Said 2001c) on behalf of unmaking what humankind had made.
This transformation makes him question his own corruptibility.
Just as Ranciere's characterisation of the "aesthetic regime of art" reflects the equality of its treatment of objects and subjects in the world, contrary to the other two regimes--both of which parcelled out objects and subjects in the world according to entrenched social hierarchies, reciprocally vindicated by art--so, too, When We Were Orphans, read as literature or poetics belonging to the aesthetic regime, uncovers a radical equality of people and societies in terms of moral degeneracy and corruptibility, finitude, and fallibility.