Meaning of corporative in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkɔːp(ə)rətɪv/


  • Relating to or denoting a state, typically a fascist one, organized into corporations representing employers and employees in various trades or professions.

    ‘Before 1974, the State was based on corporative bodies representing different interest groups (the military, the Church, landholders, workers' syndicates, etc.).’
    • ‘The old order had been corporative, every organization defining itself by its privileges and monopolies.’
    • ‘His corporative state came to terms with Italian capitalism but abolished free trade unions.’
    • ‘During the 1840s Melun hoped to resurrect the corporative system in a new form appropriate to nineteenth-century conditions, by bringing together Christian masters and their apprentices in a patronage.’
    • ‘Subsequently, fascist theorists in Europe urged that the state itself be turned into a corporative apparatus, but efforts purporting to do this, notably in Italy and Germany, were mostly a camouflage for dictatorships.’