[ kawr-puhs -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.
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Origin of Corpus Christi1
1325–75; Middle English <Medieval Latin: literally, body of Christ
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Definition for Corpus Christi (2 of 2)
[ kawr-puhs -kris-tee ]
/ ˈkɔr pəs ˈkrɪs ti /
a seaport in S Texas.
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Example sentences from the Web for Corpus Christi
The processions of Corpus-Christi Day seemed to wake her up.A Simple Soul|Gustave Flaubert
British Dictionary definitions for Corpus Christi (1 of 2)
/ (ˈkrɪstɪ) /
mainly RC Church a festival in honour of the Eucharist, observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday
Word Origin for Corpus Christi
C14: from Latin: body of Christ
British Dictionary definitions for Corpus Christi (2 of 2)
/ (ˈkrɪstɪ) /
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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