Corporate


Corporate
Corporate Cor"po*rate (k?r"p?-r?t), a. [L. corporatus, p. p. of corporare to shape into a body, fr. corpus body. See {Corpse}.] 1. Formed into a body by legal enactment; united in an association, and endowed by law with the rights and liabilities of an individual; incorporated; as, a corporate town. [1913 Webster]

2. Belonging to a corporation or incorporated body. ``Corporate property.'' --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

3. United; general; collectively one. [1913 Webster]

They answer in a joint and corporate voice. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Corporate member}, an actual or voting member of a corporation, as distinguished from an associate or an honorary member; as, a corporate member of the American Board. [1913 Webster]


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