cor·po·rate (kôrpər-ĭt, kôrprĭt)
1. Formed into a corporation; incorporated: the corporate companies of industrial America.
2. Of or relating to a corporation: corporate assets; corporate culture.
3. United or combined into one body; collective: made a corporate effort to finish the job.
4. Of or relating to a corporative government or political system.
[Latin corporātus, past participle of corporāre, to make into a body, from corpus, corpor-, body; see kwrep- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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