[ kawr-puh s joo r-is ]
/ ˈkɔr pəs ˈdʒʊər ɪs /
a compilation of law, or the collected law of a nation, state, etc.
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- corpus christi,
- corpus christi bay,
- corpus delicti,
- corpus fimbriatum,
- corpus hemorrhagicum,
- corpus juris canonici,
- corpus juris civilis,
- corpus luteum,
- corpus luteum hormone,
- corpus spongiosum
Origin of corpus juris
1825–35; < Late Latin: literally, body of law
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/ (ˈdʒʊərɪs) /
a body of law, esp the laws of a nation or state
Word Origin for corpus juris
from Late Latin, literally: a body of law
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