Definition of corporation in English:


Line breaks: cor|por|ation
Pronunciation: /kɔːpəˈreɪʃ(ə)n


  • 2British A group of people elected to govern a city, town, or borough: the City of London Corporation
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    • The Municipal Corporations Act of 1835 had given elected corporations to the large towns.
    • Holland was ruled by the Regent corporations of the eighteen cities represented in the Holland States.
    • Thirty-three years ago he even won a seat on the city corporation for one term at a time when the Tories were serious contenders for power in George Square.
    council, town council, municipal authority, civic authority; authorities
  • 3 dated , • humorous A paunch.


late Middle English: from late Latin corporatio(n-), from Latin corporare 'combine in one body' (see corporate).

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