cor·​po·​ral·​i·​ty ˌkȯr-pə-ˈra-lə-tē How to pronounce corporality (audio)
plural corporalities
: the quality or state of being or having a body or a material or physical existence

Example Sentences

the age-old debate about the corporality of the human soul
Recent Examples on the Web In the tradition of Carolee Schneemann and feminist performance artists, the mother finds inspiration in the appetite and spurting fluids of feminine corporality., 16 July 2021

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Word History


borrowed from Late Latin corporālitāt-, corporālitās, from Latin corporālis "of the body, corporal entry 2" + -itāt-, -itās -ity

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corporality was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Corporality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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