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Corruption (lat. corruptus – bribed) in a legal sense, the abuse of a trust relationship to function in government, law, economics, politics or even in non-economic associations or organizations (eg, foundations), to gain a tangible or intangible benefit to the claim is not legally justified.

Corruption called bribery and corruption, bribes and the granting.

The political scientist Harold Dwight Lasswell defined corruption as the violation of a general interest in favor of a particular tax benefit.

In a broader definition of corruption also means “moral depravity”.