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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corps  \Corps\,  n.  [Ger.] 
  In  some  countries  of  Europe,  a  form  of  students'  social 
  society  binding  the  members  to  strict  adherence  to  certain 
  student  customs  and  its  code  of  honor;  --  Ger.  spelling 
  usually  korps. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corps  \Corps\  (k[=o]r,  pl  k[=o]rz),  n.  sing.  &  pl  [F.,  fr  L. 
  corpus  body.  See  {Corpse}.] 
  1.  The  human  body,  whether  living  or  dead.  [Obs.]  See 
  {Corpse},  1. 
 
  By  what  craft  in  my  corps,  it  cometh  [commences]  and 
  where  --Piers 
  Plowman. 
 
  2.  A  body  of  men;  esp.,  an  organized  division  of  the  military 
  establishment;  as  the  marine  corps;  the  corps  of 
  topographical  engineers;  specifically,  an  army  corps. 
 
  A  corps  operating  with  an  army  should  consist  of 
  three  divisions  of  the  line  a  brigade  of  artillery, 
  and  a  regiment  of  cavalry.  --Gen.  Upton 
  (U.  S. 
  Tactics.  ) 
 
  3.  A  body  or  code  of  laws.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  whole  corps  of  the  law.  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  (Eccl.)  The  land  with  which  a  prebend  or  other 
  ecclesiastical  office  is  endowed.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  prebendaries  over  and  above  their  reserved  rents 
  have  a  corps.  --Bacon. 
 
  {Army  corps},  or  (French)  {Corps  d'arm['e]e}  (k[-o]r` 
  d[aum]r`m[asl]"),  a  body  containing  two  or  more  divisions 
  of  a  large  army,  organized  as  a  complete  army  in  itself 
 
 
  {Corps  de  logis}  (k[-o]r`  de  l[-o]`zh[-e]")  [F.,  body  of  the 
  house],  the  principal  mass  of  a  building,  considered  apart 
  from  its  wings. 
 
  {Corps  diplomatique}  (k?r  d?`pl?`m?-t?k")  [F.,  diplomatic 
  body],  the  body  of  ministers  or  envoys  accredited  to  a 
  government. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  corps 
  n  1:  an  army  unit  usually  consisting  of  two  or  more  divisions 
  2:  a  body  of  people  associated  together;  "diplomatic  corps" 




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