[kawr-puh-ruh-tiz-uh m, -pruh-tiz-]


the principles, doctrine, or system of corporative organization of a political unit, as a city or state.

Nearby words

  1. corporate welfare,
  2. corporately,
  3. corporation,
  4. corporation stop,
  5. corporation tax,
  6. corporatist,
  7. corporative,
  8. corporatize,
  9. corporator,
  10. corporeal

Also cor·po·rat·iv·ism [kawr-puh-rey-tuh-viz-uh m, -per-uh-tuh-, -pruh-] /ˈkɔr pəˌreɪ təˌvɪz əm, -pər ə tə-, -prə-/.

Origin of corporatism

First recorded in 1885–90; corporate + -ism

Related formscor·po·rat·ist, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for corporatism

British Dictionary definitions for corporatism



the organization of a state on a corporative basis
Derived Formscorporatist, noun, adjective

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Word Origin and History for corporatism



1890, from corporate + -ism. Used over the years in various senses of corporate, in 1920s-30s often with reference to fascist collectivism.

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