[kawr-puh s kris-tee, -tahy]
- 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
[kawr-puh s kris-tee]
- a seaport in S Texas.
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The processions of Corpus-Christi Day seemed to wake her up.A Simple Soul
- 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
- 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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