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Corpus Christi1

[kawr-puh s kris-tee, -tahy]
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noun Roman Catholic Church.
  1. a festival in honor of the Eucharist, celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday.

Origin of Corpus Christi1

1325–75; Middle English < Medieval Latin: literally, body of Christ

Corpus Christi2

[kawr-puh s kris-tee]
noun
  1. a seaport in S Texas.
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Historical Examples

  • The processions of Corpus-Christi Day seemed to wake her up.

    A Simple Soul

    Gustave Flaubert


British Dictionary definitions for corpus christi

Corpus Christi1

noun
  1. mainly RC Church a festival in honour of the Eucharist, observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday

Word Origin

C14: from Latin: body of Christ

Corpus Christi2

noun
  1. a port in S Texas, on Corpus Christi Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. Pop: 279 208 (2003 est)
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