The only branches of education with which he showed the least acquaintance, were, ruling, and corporally punishing.
Off goes the child, corporally smarting, but morally rebellious.
This design being discovered, the principal conspirators were corporally punished, and sent in exile to Siberia.
And at another Time he was corporally present, but they thought, they saw a Spirit.
Mary will doubtless be used well, corporally—but oh, the torment of being confined with such despicable companions.
The only branches of education with which he showed the least acquaintance, were, ruling and corporally punishing.
Is corporally idolatrous, whatever his secret thoughts may be.
lowest noncommissioned army officer, 1570s, from Middle French corporal, from Italian caporale "a corporal," from capo "chief, head," from Latin caput "head" (see capitulum). So called because he was in charge of a body of troops. Perhaps influenced by Italian corpo, from Latin corps "body." Or corps may be the source and caput the influence, as the OED suggests.
"of or belonging to the body," late 14c., from Old French corporal (12c., Modern French corporel) "of the body, physical, strong," from Latin corporalis "pertaining to the body," from corpus (genitive corporis) "body" (see corps). Corporal punishment "punishment of the body" (as opposed to fine or loss of rank or privilege) is from 1580s. Related: Corporality.