Corporal meaning

kôr'pər-əl, kôr'prəl
Of or relating to the body.
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Of the body; bodily.
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The definition of corporal is something related to the body.

When you punish someone by harming his body and causing pain (such as by spanking the person) this is an example of corporal punishment.

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A corporal is defined as a low ranking non-commissioned officer in the military.

A man in the military who is below sergeant is an example of a corporal.

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One who holds the rank of corporal.
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A noncommissioned rank in the US Army that is above private first class and below sergeant.
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A noncommissioned rank in the US Marine Corps that is above lance corporal and below sergeant.
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A white linen cloth on which the consecrated elements are placed during the celebration of the Eucharist.
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The lowest-ranking noncommissioned officer, just below a sergeant; specif., an enlisted person in the fourth grade in the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.
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Personal.
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A small linen cloth put on the center of the altar, on which the bread and chalice are placed for the Eucharist.
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Of or relating to the body.
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(archaic) Having a physical, tangible body; corporeal.

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Of or pertaining to the body, especially the human body.
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(military) A non-commissioned officer army rank with NATO code OR-4. The rank below a sergeant but above a lance corporal and private.
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A non-commissioned officer rank in the police force, below a sergeant but above a private or patrolman.
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(ecclesiastical) The white linen cloth on which the elements of the eucharist are placed; a communion cloth.
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Origin of corporal

Middle English from Old French and from Medieval Latin corporāle both from Latin corporālis of the body (the Eucharistic bread being representative of Christ's body) from corpus corpor- body kwrep- in Indo-European roots