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Definition of Corporal
CorporalCorporal Cor"po*ral (k[^o]r"p[-o]*ral), Corporale
Cor`po*ra"le (-r?"l?), n. [LL. corporale: cf. F. corporal. See
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. CorporalCorporal Cor"po*ral, a. [L. corporalis, fr. corpus body. See
1. Belonging or relating to the body; bodily. ``Past corporal
Pillories and other corporal infections. --Milton.
Corporal punishment (law), punishment applied to the body
of the offender, including the death penalty, whipping,
2. Having a body or substance; not spiritual; material. In
this sense now usually written corporeal. --Milton.
A corporal heaven . . . .where the stare are.
What seemed corporal melted As breath into the wind.
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.
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