[kawr-puh-rey-tiv, -per-uh-tiv, -pruh-]


of or relating to a corporation.
of or relating to a political system under which the principal economic functions, as banking, industry, or labor, are organized as corporate unities.

Nearby words

  1. corporation,
  2. corporation stop,
  3. corporation tax,
  4. corporatism,
  5. corporatist,
  6. corporatize,
  7. corporator,
  8. corporeal,
  9. corporeity,
  10. corposant

Also corporate.

Origin of corporative

1825–35; < Late Latin corporātīvus, equivalent to Latin corporāt(us) corporate + -īvus -ive

Related formsnon·cor·po·ra·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for corporative



of or characteristic of a corporation
(of a state) organized into and governed by corporations of individuals involved in any given profession, industry, etc
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Word Origin and History for corporative



1833, from Late Latin corporativus "pertaining to the forming of a body," from past participle stem of corporare (see corporate).

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