Simple Definition of corporate
: involving or associated with a corporation
: consisting of or including large corporations
: produced by or associated with large corporations
Full Definition of corporate
1 a : formed into an association and endowed by law with the rights and liabilities of an individual : incorporated b : of or relating to a corporation <a plan to reorganize the corporate structure> c : of, relating to, or being the large corporations of a country or region considered as a unit <the latest trend in corporate America> d : having qualities (as commercialism or lack of originality) associated with large corporations or attributed to their influence or control <corporate rock music> <corporate art>
2 : of, relating to, or formed into a unified body of individuals <human law arises by the corporate action of a people — G. H. Sabine>
3 : corporative 2
Examples of corporate
We have to change the corporate structure to survive.
A bunch of corporate types in suits were sitting at the table in the conference room.
He is one of the most powerful men in corporate America.
The business is a corporate entity.
Origin of corporate
Latin corporatus, past participle of corporare to make into a body, from corpor-, corpus
First Known Use: 1512
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