corporate

adjective cor·po·rate \ ˈkȯr-p(ə-)rət \

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 (such 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 …
  • —George H. Sabine

corporately

adverb

Examples of corporate in a Sentence

  1. We have to change the corporate structure to survive.

  2. A bunch of corporate types in suits were sitting at the table in the conference room.

  3. He is one of the most powerful men in corporate America.

  4. The business is a corporate entity.

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Origin and Etymology of corporate

Latin corporatus, past participle of corporare to make into a body, from corpor-, corpus — see corpus



CORPORATE Defined for English Language Learners

corporate

adjective

Definition of corporate for English Language Learners

  • : involving or associated with a corporation

  • : consisting of or including large corporations

  • : produced by or associated with large corporations


Law Dictionary

1

corporate

adjective cor·po·rate \ ˈkȯr-pə-rət \

legal Definition of corporate

:of or relating to a business corporation

2

corporate

noun

legal Definition of corporate

:a bond issued by a business corporation


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