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Definition of: corporal

(kôrpər·əl) adjective
1. Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind: corporal punishment.
2. Personal: corporal possession.
3. Obs. Having substance; corporeal; not spiritual. See synonyms under PHYSICAL.
noun The linen cloth on which the elements are placed during the celebration of the Eucharist:
also cor·po·ra·le (kôr′pə·rālē) or corporal cloth. [<L corporalis < corpus body]
(kôr′pə·ralə tē) noun

Definition of: corporal

(kôrpər·əl) noun
1. In the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, an enlisted man ranking next above a private first class and next below a sergeant.
2. In the British Navy; an assistant to the master at arms.
3. U.S. The fallfish (Semotilus corporalis).
—lance corporal
A private acting as corporal.
[<MF coporal, var. of caporal <Ital. caporale < capo head <L caput]

Most often used phrases:

corporal punishment
corporal robinson
master corporal
ce corporal
corporal john
army corporal
corporal william
corporal company
corporal jones
judicial corporal
marine corporal
corporal punishments
school corporal
acting corporal
cadet corporal

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"corporal" has the frequency of use of 0.0005% on en.wikipedia.org.

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