Corpus Christi definition by Webster's New World
Eccles. a festival celebrated on the Thursday or Sunday after Trinity Sunday, in honor of the Eucharist
Origin: Classical Latin Body of Christ
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city in SE Tex., on the Gulf of Mexico: pop. 277,000
Corpus Christi definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A city of southern Texas on Corpus Christi Bay, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico. The city is highly industrialized and has a large shrimp-fishing fleet. Population: 285,000.
noun Roman Catholic Church
- A feast in honor of the Eucharist.
- The first Thursday after Trinity Sunday, the day on which this feast is observed.
Origin: Middle English, from Medieval Latin Corpus Chrīstī, body of Christ : Latin corpus, body + Latin Chrīstī, genitive of Chrīstus, Christ.