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Etymology edit

From French corporéité or Medieval Latin corporeitas, from Latin corporeus, from corpus (body).

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kɔː.pəˈɹiː.ɪt.i/, /kɔː.pəˈɹeɪ.ɪt.i/

Noun edit

corporeity (countable and uncountable, plural corporeities)

  1. (uncountable) The quality or fact of having a physical or material body.
    • 1883, David D. Paterson, Zion's Waymarks, Or, Knowledge Vs. Mystery, page 105:
      Immortal-soulism, spiritism, ghostism, all spring from a fabulous or mythical source. Corporeity is characteristic of being.
    • 2003, Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason, Penguin, published 2004, page 56:
      Determining what was unique about living beings, he postulated the ‘corporeity’ of a soul [] , common to beast and man alike.
  2. (countable) A body, a physical substance.

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