cor·po·rate / ˈkôrp(ə)rət/ • adj. of or relating to a corporation, esp. a large company or group. ∎ Law (of a company or group of people) authorized to act as a single entity and recognized as such in law. ∎ of or shared by all the members of a group: the service emphasizes the corporate responsibility of the congregation.• n. a corporate company or group.DERIVATIVES: cor·po·rate·ly adv.
So corporation †incorporation XV; body of persons, esp. one formally incorporated XV; (large) abdomen XVIII (cf. the obs. use of corporate for ‘corpulent’)
Pertaining to or possessing the qualities of a corporation, a legal entity created—pursuant to state law—to serve the purposes set out in its certificate of incorporation.
A corporate officer is an individual who is charged with the management of a corporation by virtue of a position as its president, vice president, treasurer, or secretary.