It means that if a person is given any sort of power, they are likely to become corrupt in the area in which they are given power. Ex: The manager of a restaurant may treat waiters badly because they are below him or her.
Absolute power is when a person is given complete and total control and the final say in everything (as in a dictator). This kind of power "corrupts absolutely", meaning in totally and completely in every way.
where are the checks and balances? of the checkers
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