esprit de corps

[e-spree duh kawr]
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noun
  1. a sense of unity and of common interests and responsibilities, as developed among a group of persons closely associated in a task, cause, enterprise, etc.

Origin of esprit de corps

Borrowed into English from French around 1770–80

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British Dictionary definitions for esprit de corps

esprit de corps

noun
  1. consciousness of and pride in belonging to a particular group; the sense of shared purpose and fellowship
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esprit de corps in Culture

esprit de corps

[(es-pree duh kawr)]

The feeling of camaraderie among members of a group or an organization: “The campers have been together for only one week, but they are already bound by a strong esprit de corps.” From French, meaning “group spirit.”

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