from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Formed into a corporation; incorporated.
  • adjective Of or relating to a corporation.
  • adjective United or combined into one body; collective.
  • adjective Of or relating to a corporative government or political system.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • To incorporate; embody.
  • To become united or be incorporated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To become incorporated.
  • adjective Formed into a body by legal enactment; united in an association, and endowed by law with the rights and liabilities of an individual; incorporated.
  • adjective Belonging to a corporation or incorporated body.
  • adjective United; general; collectively one.
  • adjective an actual or voting member of a corporation, as distinguished from an associate or an honorary member; as, a corporate member of the American Board.
  • transitive verb obsolete To incorporate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, or relating to a corporation.
  • noun finance A bond issued by a corporation
  • verb obsolete, intransitive To become incorporated.

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

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


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

[Latin corporātus, past participle of corporāre, to make into a body, from corpus, corpor-, body; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin corporatus, past participle of corporare ("to make into a body"), which in turn was formed from corpus ("body"). See also corpse.



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