Corporate definition

kôrpər-ĭt, kôrprĭt
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(archaic) United; combined.
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Shared by all members of a unified group; common; joint.

Corporate responsibility.

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Of or relating to a corporative government or political system.
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Of, or relating to a corporation.
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United or combined into one body; collective.

Made a corporate effort to finish the job.

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Unified into one body; collective.
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Formed into a corporation; incorporated.

The corporate companies of industrial America.

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Of or relating to a corporation.

Corporate assets; corporate culture.

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Having the nature of, or acting by means of, a corporation; incorporated.
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Of a corporation or corporations; specif., of, suitable for, or characteristic of large business corporations.
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The definition of corporate is something related to a business group or a business that operates as a single legal unit.

An example of corporate is a culture in an office.

An example of corporate is a company that has filed papers and become incorporated.

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Of or relating to a particular corporation or to corporations in general.
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The substantive law concerning business organizations and transactions.
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The common law principle that the directors, officers, employees, and agents of a corporation may not use any information obtained in their corporate capacity to exploit for their own personal benefit a business opportunity that belongs, or should in fairness belong, to the corporation.
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The legal principle that a corporation is distinct from its owners and that the corporation’s shareholders are not personally liable for the corporation’s acts and debts. See also alter ego, piercing the corporate veil, charter, and seal.
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Formed into a corporation; incorporated.
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(finance) A bond issued by a corporation.
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(obsolete) To incorporate.

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(obsolete, intransitive) To become incorporated.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
corporate
Plural:
corporates

Origin of corporate

  • Latin corporātus past participle of corporāre to make into a body from corpus corpor- body kwrep- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin corporatus, past participle of corporare (“to make into a body”), which in turn was formed from corpus (“body”). See also corpse.

    From Wiktionary