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adjective [only before noun] corporate pronunciation in British English /ˈkɔː(r)p(ə)rət/
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  1. 1
    relating to large companies, or to a particular large company

    Our corporate headquarters are in Madrid.

    a powerful group that represents corporate America (=big businesses in the US)

    Some companies are introducing ethics into their corporate culture in a big way.

  2. 2
    formal shared by or including all the members of a group

    Is there a corporate identity shared by all Asian countries?

  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    pierce/lift the corporate veil legal to treat the rights and duties of a company as being the same as the rights and duties of its shareholders

    In order for the corporate veil to be pierced there must be some skulduggery, in the absence of which the legal personality of the company will remain intact.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/06/2013

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