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 (kôr′pər-ə-tĭv, -pə-rā′tĭv)
1. Of, relating to, or associated with a corporation.
2. Of or relating to a government or political system in which the principal economic functions, such as banking, industry, labor, and government, are organized as corporate entities.
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(ˈkɔːpərətɪv; -prətɪv)
1. of or characteristic of a corporation
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (of a state) organized into and governed by corporations of individuals involved in any given profession, industry, etc
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(ˈkɔr pəˌreɪ tɪv, -pər ə tɪv, -prə-)

of or pertaining to a political system under which the principal economic functions, as banking, industry, and labor, are organized as corporate entities.
Sometimes, corporate.
[1825–35; < Late Latin]
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