ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-corruption (audio)
: opposing, discouraging or punishing corruption
anti-corruption laws

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Around the same time, anti-corruption prosecutors also alleged that the protests were partly financed with Russian money. Aurel Obreja And Stephen Mcgrath, ajc, 12 Mar. 2023 In 2021, Chinese President Xi Jinping launched an anti-corruption probe aimed at the nation’s $60 trillion financial sector. Nguyen Xuan Quynh, Fortune, 28 Feb. 2023 The dealmaker’s disappearance is the latest in a series of cases of high-profile Chinese executives going missing with little explanation during a sweeping anti-corruption campaign spearheaded by President Xi Jinping. Reuters, NBC News, 27 Feb. 2023 Police arrest over 1,000 in Russia corruption protests The anti-corruption rallies called for by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny were held in more than 100 Russian towns and cities. Markus Ziener, NBC News, 22 Feb. 2023 Just to be clear, Bo Xilai was once considered Xi’s top rival in the Party, and Xi got rid of him in the anti-corruption drive. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 18 Feb. 2023 López Obrador was elected president in 2018 — his third attempt at the top office — on an anti-corruption platform. Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2023 Moldova’s anti-corruption prosecutors’ office also opened an investigation into the financing of the protests, which prosecutors said involved at least some Russian money. David Klepper, Fortune, 17 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-corruption was in 1841

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-corruption.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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