incorrupt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

in- +‎ corrupt

Adjective[edit]

incorrupt (not comparable)

  1. not corrupt, void of moral corruption
    • 1850, Isaac Disraeli, Literary Character of Men of Genius[1]:
      He slighted the plaudits of their theatre, he abhorred their dances and their horse-races, he was abstinent even at a festival, and incorrupt himself, perpetually admonished the dissipated citizens of their impious abandonment of the laws of their country.
    • 1876, William Wordsworth, The Prose Works of William Wordsworth[2]:
      The courts of British justice are impartial and incorrupt; they respect not the persons of men; the poor man's lamb is, in their estimation, as sacred as the monarch's crown; with inflexible integrity they adjudge to every man his own.
    • 2009 September 6, Haroon Siddiqui, “Toronto terror conviction and the war on terror in Afghanistan”, Toronto Star:
      His, and NATO's, hopes of an incorrupt and credible government has been dealt a blow with the fraud-laden presidential election and Hamid Karzai's political alliances with warlords, war criminals and drug dealers.
  2. free from physical decay
    • 1895, Alban Butler, The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints[3]:
      His body was found incorrupt in 1063, and placed in a monument on the side of the high altar: and in 1170 it was enshrined in a silver case.

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