corporate

[ kawr-per-it, -prit ]
/ ˈkɔr pər ɪt, -prɪt /

adjective

of, for, or belonging to a corporation or corporations: a corporate executive; She considers the new federal subsidy just corporate welfare.
forming a corporation.
pertaining to a united group, as of persons: the corporate good.
united or combined into one.

noun

a bond issued by a corporation.

Nearby words

  1. corpora,
  2. corporal,
  3. corporal of horse,
  4. corporal punishment,
  5. corporal's guard,
  6. corporate anorexia,
  7. corporate culture,
  8. corporate governance,
  9. corporate image,
  10. corporate ladder

Origin of corporate

1350–1400 for v. senses; 1505–15 for adj. senses; Middle English corporaten < Latin corporātus past participle of corporāre to incorporate1; see corpus

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British Dictionary definitions for corporate

corporate

/ (ˈkɔːpərɪt, -prɪt) /

adjective

forming a corporation; incorporated
of or belonging to a corporation or corporationscorporate finance
of or belonging to a united group; joint
Derived Formscorporately, adverb

Word Origin for corporate

C15: from Latin corporātus made into a body, from corporāre, from corpus body

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Word Origin and History for corporate

corporate

adj.

early 15c., "united in one body," from Latin corporatus, past participle of corporare "form into a body," from corpus (genitive corporis) "body" (see corporeal).

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