Definition of corporative in English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Before 1974, the State was based on corporative bodies representing different interest groups (the military, the Church, landholders, workers' syndicates, etc.).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’