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Corpus Christi1

[kawr-puh s kris-tee, -tahy] /ˈkɔr pəs ˈkrɪs ti, -taɪ/
noun, Roman Catholic Church.
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] /ˈkɔr pəs ˈkrɪs ti/
a seaport in S Texas. Unabridged
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  • Taylor concentrated his men at Corpus Christi, near the frontier.

    The Nation in a Nutshell George Makepeace Towle
  • The day, the festival of Corpus Christi, is the first of June, 1553.

    For the Master's Sake Emily Sarah Holt
  • The regiment was moved to Corpus Christi, a trading and smuggling port.

    Ulysses S. Grant Walter Allen
  • His father then entered him at his own college at Oxford, Corpus Christi.

    The Christian Year John Keble
  • Corpus Christi is the most important religious ceremony of Mexico.

    The Gold-Seekers Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi1

(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

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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