a. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the body. See Synonyms at bodily.
b. Existing or manifesting in bodily form.
2. Of a material nature; tangible: corporeal property.
[From Latin corporeus, from corpus, corpor-, body; see kwrep- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
cor·po′re·ali·ty (-ălĭ-tē), cor·pore·al·ness n.
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