noun, plural cor·po·ra [kawr-per-uh] /ˈkɔr pər ə/ or, sometimes, cor·pus·es.
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Examples from the Web for corpus
The local churches were celebrating The Feast of Corpus Christi by launching brilliantly exploding rockets into the night.
And Rep. Blake Farenthold made it onto the list of “notable people” from Corpus Christi, Texas.@CongressEdits Helps You Track Your Congressman’s Vanity in Real Time|Tim Mak|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was also a memorable encounter while disembarking at Corpus Christi.My Big Fat Greek Book Tour: Nia Vardalos Promotes ‘Instant Mom’|Lloyd Grove|May 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Hernandez was well-known in their rough Corpus Christi neighborhood as an unsavory character.10 Shocking Bits From Book About How Texas Executed an Innocent Man|Ben Jacobs|May 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So did readers of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times in Texas, the Indianapolis Star and the Pensacola News Journal.
There was but one reception by a head (Corpus) that was not decidedly kind, and that was only a little cold.
Did not St. Paul assert, Castigo corpus meum et in servitutem redigo?Curiosities of Olden Times|S. Baring-Gould
I saw the great procession at Antwerp on Corpus Christi day; it was very splendid.Albert Durer|T. Sturge Moore
The south transept, containing the Corpus Christi and Cellet's chantries, has lost its original character completely.Bell's Cathedrals: The Churches of Coventry|Frederic W. Woodhouse
After awhile the cavity of the corpus luteum contracts, and the opening into it closes.A System of Midwifery|Edward Rigby
British Dictionary definitions for corpus
noun plural -pora (-pərə)
- any distinct mass or body
- the main part of an organ or structure
Word Origin for corpus
Word Origin and History for corpus
(plural corpora), late 14c., from Latin corpus, literally "body" (see corporeal). The sense of "body of a person" (mid-15c. in English) and "collection of facts or things" (1727 in English) both were present in Latin. Corpus Christi (late 14c.), feast of the Blessed Sacrament, is the Thursday after Trinity Sunday. Also used in various medical phrases, e.g. corpus callosum (1706, literally "tough body"), corpus luteum (1788, literally "yellow body").