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corporal

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noun cor·po·ral \ˈkȯr-p(ə-)rəl\

Definition of corporal

  1. :  a linen cloth on which the eucharistic elements are placed



Origin of corporal

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin corporale, from Latin, neuter of corporalis; from the doctrine that the bread of the Eucharist becomes or represents the body of Christ


First Known Use: 14th century


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corporal

adjective cor·po·ral

Definition of corporal

  1. 1 obsolete :  corporeal, physical

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or affecting the body <corporal punishment>

cor·po·ral·ly play \-p(ə-)rə-lē\ adverb


Examples of corporal

  1. <started to suffer the corporal ailments that come with advancing age>



Origin of corporal

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin corporalis, from corpor-, corpus body — more at midriff


First Known Use: 14th century


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corporal

noun cor·po·ral

Definition of corporal

  1. :  a noncommissioned officer ranking in the army above a private first class and below a sergeant and in the marine corps above a lance corporal and below a sergeant



Origin of corporal

Middle French, lowest noncommissioned officer, alteration of caporal, from Old Italian caporale, from capo head, from Latin caput — more at head


First Known Use: 1579


Medical Dictionary

corporal

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adjective cor·po·ral \ˈkȯr-p(ə-)rəl\

Medical Definition of corporal

  1. :  of, relating to, or affecting the body <corporal punishment>






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