abuse of public trust, act of bribing, act of profiteering, baseness, breach of faith, breach of trust, bribery, complicity, conduct involving graft, corrupt inducement, corruptela, corruptibility, corruptio, crime, criminality, debasement, deception, depravatio, deviation from rectitude, deviousness, disgrace, dishonesty, dishonor, disloyalty, disrepute, feloniousness, fraudulence, fraudulency, graft, illegality, improbity, indirection, injustice, jobbery, knavery, lack of conscience, lack of principle, lack of probity, malignancy, obliquity, perfidiousness, perfidy, perversion of integrity, scoundrelism, turpitude, unscrupulousness, venality, villainousness, villainy, want of principle, wickedness
associated concepts: corruption in public office
- Corruptio optimi est pessima. — The corruption of the best is worst.- Maledicta est expositio quae corrumpit textum. — It is a cursed interpretation which corrupts the textII index bad repute, bribery, crime, decline, defilement, delict, delinquency (misconduct), deterioration, detriment, dishonesty, dissolution (disintegration), graft, gratuity (bribe), guilt, improbity, knavery, malfeasance, misusage, nepotism, perversion, pettifoggery, racket, seduction, spoilage, turpitude, vice
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.Abuse of an official position for personal gain; dishonest behavior by someone who holds official power. See also bribe
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.