- of the nature of the physical body; bodily.
- material; tangible: corporeal property.
Origin of corporeal
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Examples from the Web for corporeally
A man may corporeally be in his closet, yet his spirit may run to the Malakt and the Jabrt.
Men, he argued, were possessed by the devil, corporeally and spiritually.The Mysteries of All Nations
It is exceedingly hard to be corporeally in the world and to be at the same time mentally away from it.
When the latter knows them, she becomes identical with them spiritually and not corporeally.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
The commentators dispute whether the journey to heaven was corporeally performed, or merely in a vision.Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official
- of the nature of the physical body; not spiritual
- of a material nature; physical
Word Origin and History for corporeally
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.