- the state of being incorrupt
1884, L. W. Yaggy, Museum of Antiquity:
- "Equally satisfactory is the evidence for the integrity and incorruptness of the New Testament.
1901, Adolph Harnack, History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7):
- To make their proof more precise Tertullian and Irenaeus therefore asserted that the Churches guaranteed the incorruptness of the apostolic inheritance, inasmuch as they could point to a chain of "elders," or, in other words, an "ordo episcoporum per successionem ab initio decurrens," which was a pledge that nothing false had been mixed up with it.
- (archaic) incorruption