1. Having a body or material form; physical; corporeal; consisting of matter. "You are a mere spirit, and have no knowledge of the bodily part of us." (Tatler)

2. Of or pertaining to the body, in distinction from the mind. "Bodily defects."

3. Real; actual; put in execution. "Be brought to bodily act." (Shak) Bodily fear, apprehension of physical injury.

Synonyms: See Corporal.

(01 Mar 1998)

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