Definition of corporative in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːp(ə)rətɪv/

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Relating to or denoting a state, typically a fascist one, organized into corporations representing employers and employees in various trades or professions.
Example sentences
  • Before 1974, the State was based on corporative bodies representing different interest groups (the military, the Church, landholders, workers' syndicates, etc.).
  • The old order had been corporative, every organization defining itself by its privileges and monopolies.
  • His corporative state came to terms with Italian capitalism but abolished free trade unions.



Example sentences
  • Economically, this is the hallmark of the different varieties of socialism, whether you call it communism, fascism, Marxism, mercantilism, corporativism, or what have you.
  • Jan Myrdal is right when he identifies corporativism in the cultural sector as the greatest and most immediate threat to freedom of expression and artistic quality in Sweden.
  • This session raises the question of the elites and corporativism in different parts of the Iberian world, in other words, Spain, Portugal and various Latin American countries.


adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • You were either a communist (aka socialist, Bolshevik, Troskyite, etc.) or fascist (aka corporativist, national socialist, central planning, New Deal, etc.).
  • Austria's institutional set-up with its strong corporativist elements and its consensus-orientated policy did well in the times of catching up, but did not achieve as much structural change as Finland or other countries.
  • Aspects of the corporativist state were imitated in Spain and elsewhere.

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