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- 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
1350–1400Related 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
for v. senses; 1505–15 for adj. senses; Middle English corporaten
< Latin corporātus
past participle of corporāre
; see corpus
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for corporateness
Derived Formscorporately, adverb
- forming a corporation; incorporated
- of or belonging to a corporation or corporationscorporate finance
- of or belonging to a united group; joint
C15: from Latin corporātus made into a body, from corporāre, from corpus body
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Word Origin and History for corporateness
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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