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English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈkɔː(ɹ).pɹəl/, /ˈkɔː(ɹ)p.ɜː(ɹ).əl/, SAMPA: /"kO:(r).pr@l/, /"kO:(r)p.3:(r).@l/
  • (US) enPR: /kôr'pər-əl/, /kôr'prəl/, IPA: /ˈkɔːɹ.pɜ˞.əɫ/, /ˈkɔːɹ.pɹəɫ/, SAMPA: /"kO:r.p3`.@5/, /"kO:r.pr@5/

Etymology 1

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] corporālis < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] corpus (body).

Adjective

corporal (not comparable)

Positive
corporal

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (archaic) Having a physical, tangible body; corporeal.
    Quotation
    • 1603-06: "Into the air; and what seem'd corporal melted as breath into the wind." — Macbeth: Ac.1 Sc3, Wm. Shakespeare.
  2. Of or pertaining to the body, especially the human body.
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Etymology 2

Corrupted from the French caporal, from the [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] caporale, from capo (head, leader) from the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] caput (head).

Noun

Singular
corporal

Plural
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corporal ({{{1}}})
  1. A non-commissioned officer rank in the military (OR-4) force, below a sergeant but above a private or patrolman.
  2. A non-commissioned officer rank in the police force, below a sergeant but above a private or patrolman.
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Etymology 3

From the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] corporale, the neuter of corporalis representing the doctrine of transubstantiation in which the eucharist becomes the body of Christ.

Noun

Singular
corporal

Plural
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corporal ({{{1}}})
  1. (ecclesiastical) The white linen cloth on which the elements of the eucharist are placed; a communion cloth.
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