A Dictionary of the English Language
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Co'rporate. adj. [from corpus, Latin.] United in a body or community; enabled to act in legal processes as an individual.

Breaking forth like a sudden tempest, he over-run all Munster and Connaught, defacing and utterly subverting all corporate towns that were not strongly walled. Spenser on Ireland.

They answer in a joint and corporate voice,
That now they are at fall.
Shakespeare's Timon.

The nobles of Athens being not at this time a corporate assembly, therefore the resentment of the commons was usually turned against particular persons. Swift.

Sources: Spenser, Edmund (254) · Swift, Jonathan (306) · Shakespeare's Timon of Athens (32)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · Latin (690)

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