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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or associated with a corporation.
  • adj. Of or relating to a government or political system in which the principal economic functions, such as banking, industry, labor, and government, are organized as corporate entities.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to a corporation; corporate.
  • adj. Based on collective action or responsibility; especially, of a state, governed by or structured into separate bodies of classes, professions etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Corporate; having the character of a corporation.


From Latin corporātīvus, from the participle stem of corporāre ("to embody"). (Wiktionary)



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