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Incorruptible definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INCORRUPT'IBLE, a.
1. That cannot corrupt or decay; not admitting of corruption. Thus gold, glass, mercury, etc., are incorruptible. Spirits are supposed to be incorruptible.
Our bodies shall be changed into incorruptible and immortal substances.
2. That cannot be bribed; inflexibly just and upright.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: incapable of being morally corrupted; "incorruptible judges are the backbone of the society"

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 14th century incapable of corruption: as a. not subject to decay or dissolution b. incapable of being bribed or morally corrupted incorruptibility noun incorruptible noun incorruptibly adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 that cannot be corrupted, esp. by bribery. 2 that cannot decay; everlasting. Derivatives: incorruptibility n. incorruptibly adv. Etymology: ME f. OF incorruptible or eccl.L incorruptibilis (as IN-(1), CORRUPT)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Incorruptible In"cor*rupt"i*ble, a. [L. incorruptibilis: cf. F. incorruptible. See In- not, and Corrupt.] 1. Not corruptible; incapable of corruption, decay, or dissolution; as, gold is incorruptible. Our bodies shall be changed into incorruptible and immortal substances. --Wake. 2. Incapable of being bribed or morally corrupted; inflexibly just and upright.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Incorruptible In"cor*rupt"i*ble, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a religious sect which arose in Alexandria, in the reign of the Emperor Justinian, and which believed that the body of Christ was incorruptible, and that he suffered hunger, thirst, pain, only in appearance.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Incorruptible In"cor*rupt"i*ble, n. The quality or state of being incorruptible. --Boyle.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe someone as incorruptible, you approve of the fact that they cannot be persuaded or paid to do things that they should not do. He was a sound businessman, totally reliable and incorruptible. ADJ [approval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Imperishable, incapable of decay, indestructible, immortal, undying, deathless, everlasting. 2. Of inflexible honesty, not to be bribed.

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