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Definition of Corporal

Corporal
Corporal Cor"po*ral (k[^o]r"p[-o]*ral), Corporale Cor`po*ra"le (-r?"l?), n. [LL. corporale: cf. F. corporal. See Corporal,a.] A fine linen cloth, on which the sacred elements are consecrated in the eucharist, or with which they are covered; a communion cloth. Corporal oath, a solemn oath; -- so called from the fact that it was the ancient usage for the party taking it to touch the corporal, or cloth that covered the consecrated elements.
Corporal
Corporal Cor"po*ral, a. [L. corporalis, fr. corpus body. See Corpse.] 1. Belonging or relating to the body; bodily. ``Past corporal toil.' --Shak. Pillories and other corporal infections. --Milton. Corporal punishment (law), punishment applied to the body of the offender, including the death penalty, whipping, and imprisonment. 2. Having a body or substance; not spiritual; material. In this sense now usually written corporeal. --Milton. A corporal heaven . . . .where the stare are. --Latimer. What seemed corporal melted As breath into the wind. --Shak. Syn: Corporal, Bodily, Corporeal. Usage: Bodily is opposed to mental; as, bodily affections. Corporeal refers to the whole physical structure or nature, of the body; as, corporeal substance or frame. Corporal, as now used, refers more to punishment or some infliction; as, corporal punishment. To speak of corporeal punishment is an error. Bodily austerities; the corporeal mold.

Meaning of Corporal from wikipedia

- Corporal is a military rank in use in some form by many militaries and by some police forces or other uniformed organizations. Within NATO, each member...
- Lance corporal is a military rank, used by many armed forces worldwide, and also by some police forces and other uniformed organisations. It is below the...
- A corporal punishment or a physical punishment is a punishment which is intended to cause physical pain to a person. When it is inflicted on minors, especially...
- School corporal punishment is the deliberate infliction of physical pain or discomfort and psychological humiliation as a response to undesired behavior...
- Corporal of horse (CoH) is a rank in the British Army's Household Cavalry corresponding to sergeant in other regiments. Formerly, no cavalry regiments...
- designate may appoint a corporal as a master corporal. (2) The rank of a master corporal remains that of corporal. (3) Master corporals have seniority among...
- Second corporal is a rank in the armed forces of some countries. Second corporal (segundo cabo in Portuguese) is an enlisted rank of the Portuguese Army...
- Physical or corporal punishment by a parent or other legal guardian is any act causing deliberate physical pain or discomfort to a minor child in response...
- A switch is a flexible rod which is typically used for corporal punishment. Switching is similar to birching. Switches are typically made of strong and...
- The Corporal of Bolsena dates from a Eucharistic miracle in Bolsena, Italy, in 1263 when a consecrated host allegedly began to bleed onto a corporal, the...