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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Formed into a corporation; incorporated: the corporate companies of industrial America.
  • adj. Of or relating to a corporation: corporate assets; corporate culture.
  • adj. United or combined into one body; collective: made a corporate effort to finish the job.
  • adj. Of or relating to a corporative government or political system.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, or relating to a corporation.
  • n. A bond issued by a corporation
  • v. To become incorporated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Formed into a body by legal enactment; united in an association, and endowed by law with the rights and liabilities of an individual; incorporated.
  • adj. Belonging to a corporation or incorporated body.
  • adj. United; general; collectively one.
  • intransitive v. To become incorporated.
  • transitive v. To incorporate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To incorporate; embody.
  • To become united or be incorporated.
  • United in a body in the legal sense, as a number of individuals who are empowered to transact business as an individual; legally incorporated; constituting a corporation: as, a corporate assembly or society; a corporate town.
  • Of or pertaining to a corporation; belonging to an organized community: as, corporate rights or possessions.
  • In general, of or relating to any body of persons or individuals united in a company or community; common; collective.
  • Forming or being a body of any kind; embodied; combined as a whole.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. organized and maintained as a legal corporation
  • adj. done by or characteristic of individuals acting together
  • adj. of or belonging to a corporation
  • adj. possessing or existing in bodily form

Etymologies

Latin corporātus, past participle of corporāre, to make into a body, from corpus, corpor-, body.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin corporatus, past participle of corporare ("to make into a body"), which in turn was formed from corpus ("body"). See also corpse. (Wiktionary)

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