from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Incapable of being morally corrupted.
  • adjective Not subject to corruption or decay.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not corruptible physically; incapable of corruption or decay.
  • Not corruptible morally; not liable to perversion or debasement; that cannot be affected by contaminating influences, especially bribery or hope of gain or advancement: as, incorruptible principles; an incorruptible judge.
  • Eccles., the Aphthartodocetæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.
  • adjective Not corruptible; incapable of corruption, decay, or dissolution.
  • adjective Incapable of being bribed or morally corrupted; inflexibly just and upright.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not possible to corrupt; not subject to corruption.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective incapable of being morally corrupted


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