Corps

Definition of Corps

Pronunciation: kōr, pl. kōrz
n. sing. &1.The human body, whether living or dead.
By what craft in my corps, it cometh [commences] and where.
- Piers Plowman.
2.A body of men; esp., an organized division of the military establishment; as, the marine corps; the corps of topographical engineers; specifically, an army corps.
A corps operating with an army should consist of three divisions of the line, a brigade of artillery, and a regiment of cavalry.
- Gen. Upton (U. S. Tactics.
3.A body or code of laws.
The whole corps of the law.
- Bacon.
4.(Eccl.) The land with which a prebend or other ecclesiastical office is endowed.
The prebendaries over and above their reserved rents have a corps.
- Bacon.
5.In some countries of Europe, a form of students' social society binding the members to strict adherence to certain student customs and its code of honor; - Ger. spelling usually korps.
Army corps
a body containing two or more divisions of a large army, organized as a complete army in itself.
Corps de logis
the principal mass of a building, considered apart from its wings.
Corps diplomatique
the body of ministers or envoys accredited to a government.

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