Corps d'arm'ee
Corps Corps (k[=o]r, pl. k[=o]rz), n. sing. & pl. [F., fr. L. corpus body. See {Corpse}.] 1. The human body, whether living or dead. [Obs.] See {Corpse}, 1. [1913 Webster]

By what craft in my corps, it cometh [commences] and where. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. ) [1913 Webster]

3. A body or code of laws. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The whole corps of the law. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

4. (Eccl.) The land with which a prebend or other ecclesiastical office is endowed. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The prebendaries over and above their reserved rents have a corps. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

5. [Ger.] 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}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Army corps}, or (French) {Corps d'arm['e]e} (k[-o]r` d[aum]r`m[asl]"), a body containing two or more divisions of a large army, organized as a complete army in itself.

{Corps de logis} (k[-o]r` de l[-o]`zh[-e]") [F., body of the house], the principal mass of a building, considered apart from its wings.

{Corps diplomatique} (k?r d?`pl?`m?-t?k") [F., diplomatic body], the body of ministers or envoys accredited to a government. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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