corporality

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin corporalitas; surface analysis, corporal +‎ -ity.

Noun[edit]

corporality (countable and uncountable, plural corporalities)

  1. (obsolete) The state of being or having a body (being corporal/corporeal); bodily existence.
    Synonym: (the more common term for the concept) corporeality
    Antonym: ethereality
    • 1659, Henry More, The Immortality of the Soul, so Farre Forth as It is Demonstrable from the Knowledge of Nature and the Light of Reason, London: [] J[ames] Flesher, for William Morden [], OCLC 1227597986:
      there is one Mundane spright / And body, vitall corporality We have from hence.
  2. (obsolete) A confraternity; a guild.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “corporality” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)