Corpus Christi

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[ 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 Christi

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

Definition for corpus christi (2 of 2)

Corpus Christi2
[ kawr-puh s kris-tee ]
/ ˈkɔr pəs ˈkrɪs ti /

noun

a seaport in S Texas.
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  • The processions of Corpus-Christi Day seemed to wake her up.

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British Dictionary definitions for corpus christi (1 of 2)

Corpus Christi1
/ (ˈkrɪstɪ) /

noun

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)

Corpus Christi2
/ (ˈkrɪstɪ) /

noun

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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