Definition of corporate
1a : formed into an association and endowed by law with the rights and liabilities of an individual : incorporatedb : of or relating to a corporation a plan to reorganize the corporate structurec : of, relating to, or being the large corporations of a country or region considered as a unit the latest trend in corporate Americad : 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
3 : corporative 2
Examples of corporate in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of corporate from the Web
But big corporate media does face enough regulatory matters that even a single exemplary case would suffice to induce large-scale self-censorship.
A WKU graduate, Caboni earned his master’s degree in corporate and organizational communication at the university in 1994, according to a news release.
Al's, widely credited as the first purveyor of what began as an inexpensive way to stretch a beef roast for working class Italian weddings, has its corporate headquarters in Mokena.
The DeCosters, who owned and operated Quality Egg LLC, pleaded guilty to violating the law by selling adulterated food as responsible corporate officers.
In his case the corporate offices of Reddit, in the Union Square area of San Francisco, which look oddly unfinished—as if to say, Why be bothered with such trivialities in the hip high-tech culture?—
Corporate spokesman Travis Doster said the new Shelbyville Road restaurant is scheduled to open Oct. 30, with the Dutchmans Parkway store to close almost simultaneously.
In the more-with-less annals of corporate mandates, this one is a doozy.
Corporate sponsors and an annual grant from Major League Baseball fill out the rest of the $3 million annual budget.
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CORPORATE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Legal Definition of corporate
: of or relating to a business corporation
Legal Definition of corporate
: a bond issued by a business corporation
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