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  • corruption — I noun abuse of public trust, act of bribing, act of profiteering, baseness, breach of faith, breach of trust, bribery, complicity, conduct involving graft, corrupt inducement, corruptela, corruptibility, corruptio, crime, criminality, debasement …   Law dictionary

  • hoarding — Act of holding and acquiring goods in short supply beyond the reasonable needs of the person so holding. See also profiteering Fence enclosing house and materials while builders are at work …   Black's law dictionary

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