cor·​po·​ral·​i·​ty | \ ˌkȯr-pə-ˈra-lə-tē How to pronounce corporality (audio) \
plural corporalities

Definition of corporality

: the quality or state of being or having a body or a material or physical existence

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Examples of corporality in a Sentence

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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First Known Use of corporality

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corporality

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

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“Corporality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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