Esprit de corps

Definition of Esprit de corps

a French phrase much used by English writers to denote the common spirit pervading the members of a body or association of persons. It implies sympathy, enthusiasm, devotion, and jealous regard for the honor of the body as a whole.

See also: Esprit

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accord, accordance, affinity, agape, agreement, amity, bipartisanship, bonds of harmony, boon companionship, brotherhood, brotherliness, brotherly love, camaraderie, caritas, cement of friendship, charity, chumship, clannishness, clanship, cliqueyness, cliquishness, cliquism, coaction, coadjuvancy, coadministration, coagency, cochairmanship, codirectorship, collaboration, collaborativeness, colleagueship, collectivism, collusion, commensalism, common effort, common enterprise, communalism, communion, communism, communitarianism, community, community of interest, community of interests, companionship, compatibility, complicity, comradeship, concert, concord, concordance, concurrence, confraternity, congeniality, consortship, cooperation, cooperativeness, correspondence, denominationalism, devotion, duet, duumvirate, ecumenicalism, ecumenicism, ecumenism, empathy, enthusiasm, esprit, ethnocentricity, exclusiveness, faction, factionalism, feeling of identity, fellow feeling, fellowship, fraternalism, fraternity, freemasonry, frictionlessness, good vibes, good vibrations, happy family, harmony, identity, joining of forces, joint effort, joint operation, kinship, like-mindedness, love, loyalty, mass action, morale, mutual assistance, mutualism, mutuality, octet, oneness, partiality, partisanism, partisanship, party spirit, peace, pooling, pooling of resources, pulling together, quartet, quintet, rapport, rapprochement, reciprocity, sectarianism, sectionalism, septet, sextet, sharing, sisterhood, sisterliness, sodality, solidarity, sorority, spirit, symbiosis, sympathy, symphony, synergism, synergy, team spirit, teamwork, trio, triumvirate, troika, understanding, union, unison, united action, unity
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