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corps

[ kawr, kohr ]
/ kɔr, koʊr /
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noun, plural corps [kawrz, kohrz]. /kɔrz, koʊrz/.
Military.
  1. a military organization consisting of officers and enlisted personnel or of officers alone: the U.S. Marine Corps; corps of cadets.
  2. Also called army corps . a military unit of ground combat forces consisting of two or more divisions and other troops.
a group of persons associated or acting together: the diplomatic corps; the press corps.
Printing. a Continental designation that, preceded by a number, indicates size of type in Didot points of 0.0148 inch (3.8 millimeters): 14 corps.
Obsolete. corpse.
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Origin of corps

First recorded in 1225–75; Middle English corps, cors, from Middle French, from Latin corpus “body”; see also corpse

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH corps

core, corps , corpse, corpus
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British Dictionary definitions for corps

corps
/ (kɔː) /

noun plural corps (kɔːz)
a military formation that comprises two or more divisions and additional support arms
a military body with a specific functionintelligence corps; medical corps
a body of people associated togetherthe diplomatic corps

Word Origin for corps

C18: from French, from Latin corpus body
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