Definition of corporate adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɔːpərət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrpərət//
    [only before noun] Economy
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  1. 1connected with a corporation corporate finance/planning/strategy corporate identity (= the image of a company, that all its members share) corporate hospitality (= when companies entertain customers to help develop good business relationships) See related entries: Economy
  2. 2(specialist) forming a corporation The BBC is a corporate body. The law applies to both individuals and corporate bodies. See related entries: Economy
  3. 3involving or shared by all the members of a group corporate responsibility a corporate act of worship in the College chapel See related entries: Economy
  4. Word Originlate 15th cent.: from Latin corporatus, past participle of corporare ‘form into a body’, from corpus, corpor- ‘body’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: corporate