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- n. Agent noun of corrupt; one who corrupts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who corrupts; one who vitiates or taints.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which corrupts. Also written corruptor.
Further, just as a thing is taken by force for the sake of possession, so is a woman taken by force for pleasure; wherefore Isidore says that “he who commits a rape is called a corrupter, and the victim of the rape is said to be corrupted.”
Isidore says (Etym. x) that "he who commits a rape is called a corrupter, and the victim of the rape is said to be corrupted."
For this he was upbraided in the Senate by Fabius Maximus, and called the corrupter of the Roman soldiery.
The procedure against the "corrupter" (_mésith_), who sought to injure the purity of religion, is explained in the Talmud, with details, the naïve impudence of which provokes a smile.
When a man was accused of being a "corrupter," two witnesses were suborned who were concealed behind a partition.
Cesarotti was called corrupter, sacrilegious, profane, and assailed with titles of obscene contumely; but the poems of Ossian were read by all, and the name of the translator, till then little known, became famous in and out of Italy. "
But this is a play about class as well as sex: I had forgotten how subtly Rattigan suggests the opposing counsels inhabit the same masonic clubman's world while the accused, however innocent of the charge, is branded a corrupter of youth and a vulgar sensualist.
Price continued: He Ashcroft is not the corrupter.
Give us a slight hope that not all politicians are corrupty corrupter-sons!
Apparently, Gibney preferred Abramoff's iconic image as the indelibly vile pariah, Indian exploiter, and corrupter of the democratic process.
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