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corporate

[kawr-per-it, -prit]
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adjective
  1. of, for, or belonging to a corporation or corporations: a corporate executive; She considers the new federal subsidy just corporate welfare.
  2. forming a corporation.
  3. pertaining to a united group, as of persons: the corporate good.
  4. united or combined into one.
  5. corporative.
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noun
  1. a bond issued by a corporation.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for non-corporate

corporate

adjective
  1. forming a corporation; incorporated
  2. of or belonging to a corporation or corporationscorporate finance
  3. of or belonging to a united group; joint
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Derived Formscorporately, adverb

Word Origin

C15: from Latin corporātus made into a body, from corporāre, from corpus body
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Word Origin and History for non-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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