Corps Definition

A branch of the armed forces having some specialized function.
The Signal Corps, the Marine Corps.
Webster's New World
A body of people associated in some work, organization, etc. under common direction.
A diplomatic corps.
Webster's New World
A tactical subdivision of an army, normally composed of two or more divisions, plus auxiliary service troops.
Webster's New World
The definition of a corps is a group of people working together or under the same organization to achieve a common goal or goals.
Examples of a corps are the diplomatic corps or the press corp in Washington D.C.
An example of a corps is Learn and Serve America.

Origin of Corps

  • French from Old French from Latin corpus body kwrep- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French corps (“body”), from Latin corpus (“body”).

    From Wiktionary

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