[kawr-per-it, -prit]


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.


a bond issued by a corporation.

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
Related formscor·po·rate·ly, adverbcor·po·rate·ness, nounan·ti·cor·por·ate, adjectivean·ti·cor·por·ate·ly, adverban·ti·cor·por·ate·ness, nounin·ter·cor·po·rate, adjectivenon·cor·po·rate, adjectivenon·cor·po·rate·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for corporately

Historical Examples of corporately

  • They are more; they are, corporately, its masters and owners.


    Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

  • Yet, corporately and individually, we fight with eyes that see.


    Robert Marett

  • Corporately, the village is said to possess 10,000 yen in cash in addition to its land.

    The Foundations of Japan

    J.W. Robertson Scott

British Dictionary definitions for corporately



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 corporately



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper