Corpus delicti
Corpus Cor"pus (-p[u^]s), n.; pl. {Corpora} (-p[-o]*r[.a]). [L.] A body, living or dead; the corporeal substance of a thing. [1913 Webster]

{Corpus callosum} (k[a^]l*l[=o]"s[u^]m); pl. {Corpora callosa} (-s?) [NL., callous body] (Anat.), the great band of commissural fibers uniting the cerebral hemispheres. See {Brain}.

{Corpus Christi} (kr[i^]s"t[imac]) [L., body of Christ] (R. C. Ch.), a festival in honor of the eucharist, observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday.

{Corpus Christi cloth}. Same as {Pyx cloth}, under {Pyx}.

{Corpus delicti} (d[-e]*l[i^]k"t[imac]) [L., the body of the crime] (Law), the substantial and fundamental fact of the comission of a crime; the proofs essential to establish a crime.

{Corpus luteum} (l[=u]"t[-e]*[u^]m); pl. {Corpora lutea} (-[.a]). [NL., luteous body] (Anat.), the reddish yellow mass which fills a ruptured Graafian follicle in the mammalian ovary.

{Corpus striatum} (str[-i]*[=a]"t[u^]m); pl. {Corpora striata} (-t[.a]). [NL., striate body] (Anat.), a ridge in the wall of each lateral ventricle of the brain. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • corpus delicti — means literally ‘the body of a crime’, and refers to all the facts and circumstances that together constitute a breach of the law. In lay use, it means the concrete evidence of a crime, especially the body of a murdered person. • ‘Well, where is… …   Modern English usage

  • corpus delicti — [də lik′tī΄, di lik′tē΄] n. [ModL, lit., body of the crime] 1. the facts constituting or proving a crime; material substance or foundation of a crime: the corpus delicti in a murder case is not just the body of the victim, but the fact that the… …   English World dictionary

  • corpus delicti — лат. (корпус дэликти) состав преступления; совокупность признаков, характеризующих преступление; вещественное доказательство, основные улики. Толковый словарь иностранных слов Л. П. Крысина. М: Русский язык, 1998 …   Словарь иностранных слов русского языка

  • Corpus delicti — (lat.), 1) der Inbegriff der zu einem Verbrechen erforderlichen Handlung, der Thatbestand; 2) die Gewißheit der Existenz derselben; 3) die verletzte Person od. Sache, s. u. Gottesurtheil; 4) die Werkzeuge, durch welche das Verbrechen begangen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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