Corruption is the misuse or abuse of entrusted power for private gain. The noun corruption comes from Latin - com, meaning "with, together," and rumpere, meaning "to break." Engaging in corruption can "break" or destroy someone's trustworthiness and good reputation with others.
This broader definition covers not only the public servants, but also the private sector such as the CEO of a company, a teller at a bank, a security officer, the coach of a sports team and more.
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