- of the nature of the physical body; bodily.
- material; tangible: corporeal property.
Origin of corporeal
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Examples from the Web for corporeality
God I characterized as individual entity, but his corporeality I denied.The Church of St. Bunco
God I characterized as individual entity, but His corporeality I denied.Retrospection and Introspection
Mary Baker Eddy
The latter becomes rigid and assumes a covering, thickness and corporeality so that it can be perceived by sight.
This form of corporeality makes the prime matter corporeal substance.
Four things must be removed from God: corporeality, affection, potentiality, resemblance to his creatures.
- of the nature of the physical body; not spiritual
- of a material nature; physical
Word Origin and History for corporeality
early 15c., with adjectival suffix -al (1) + Latin corporeus "of the nature of a body," from corpus "body" (living or dead), from PIE *kwrpes, from root *kwrep- "body, form, appearance," probably from a verbal root meaning "to appear" (cf. Sanskrit krp- "form, body," Avestan kerefsh "form, body," Old English hrif "belly," Old High German href "womb, belly, abdomen").
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of the body.