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cor·po·ral 1

 (kôr′pər-əl, kôr′prəl)
Of or relating to the body. See Synonyms at bodily.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin corporālis, from corpus, corpor-, body; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.]

cor′po·ral′i·ty (-pə-răl′ĭ-tē) n.
cor′po·ral·ly adv.

cor·po·ral 2

 (kôr′pər-əl, kôr′prəl)
a. A noncommissioned rank in the US Army that is above private first class and below sergeant.
b. A noncommissioned rank in the US Marine Corps that is above lance corporal and below sergeant.
2. One who holds the rank of corporal.

[Obsolete French, alteration of caporal, from Old Italian caporale, from capo, head, from Latin caput; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]

cor·po·ral 3

 (kôr′pər-əl, kôr′prəl)
n. Ecclesiastical
A white linen cloth on which the consecrated elements are placed during the celebration of the Eucharist.

[Middle English, from Old French and from Medieval Latin corporāle, both from Latin corporālis, of the body (the Eucharistic bread being representative of Christ's body), from corpus, corpor-, body; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corporality - the quality of being physical; consisting of matter
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
concreteness - the quality of being concrete (not abstract)
palpability, tangibility, tangibleness - the quality of being perceivable by touch
substantiality, substantialness, solidness - the quality of being substantial or having substance
reality - the quality possessed by something that is real
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Diseased Bodies, Defiled Souls: Corporality and Religious Difference in the Reformation.
The piece combines contact improvisation and poetry, exploring the movement of ideas between words and corporality, connecting and disconnecting.
Accordingly, Giuliana's fall is determined and carried out through her physicality and physical transformation, and her corporality becomes a means to state her subjectivity and primary agency in the narration.
Using a premise that serves as proof that it was inspired by the Christian doctrine of the soul's immortality, Descartes promotes the idea of an independence of spirit in relation to corporality, of cogito in relation to biologic support, of thought in relation to the brain and its functions.
In addition to modifying our corporality itself forcing global society to (re-)envision outdated institutional structures reflecting the former human condition like marriage and the military, the philosopher posits that technology and science have reached such unparalleled heights that they have also significantly altered the process of knowledge formation as well.
Further along, I will center the attention on Maurice Merleau-Ponty and his descriptions about the corporality of our knowledge, as well as in the ineludibility of the uncertainty about the known due to the look.
In numerous works including L'Extase Materielle, Le Clezio lauds human corporality because it is our material essence which connects us to the rest of the universe and allows us to make sense out of the world in which we live and die.
Its pervasive blood, graphic corporality, and obscene language unsettled a 90s literary scene that was still anchored to a tradition of high-brow culture and moralistic perspectives.
The key to such a reading is an awareness of the affective circulations that take place between the piercing rod and the various sub dermal layers of the protagonist vis-a-vis our own corporality.
By highlighting the separation of the physical and the mental Carter reveals that human bodies are socially constructed and that corporality is often the target of some specific caste, be it patriarchal, aristocratic or colonial (Costantini 15).
From vision in the fountain, to ethereal substance in the woods, to tantalizing embodiment in the firelit parlor, the womanly "shape" upon which the narrator focuses evolves from insubstantiality to corporality.