corpus delicti
noun (plural corpora delicti) Etymology: New Latin, literally, body of the crime Date: 1818 1. the substantial and fundamental fact necessary to prove the commission of a crime 2. the material substance (as the body of the victim of a murder) upon which a crime has been committed

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  • corpus delicti — corpus de·lic·ti / di lik ˌtī, dā , tē/ n [New Latin, literally, the body of the offense]: the substance of a crime that the prosecutor must prove and that consists of an injury or loss (as death of a victim or disappearance of property) and the… …   Law dictionary

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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