Corps meaning

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A body of persons acting together or associated under common direction.

The press corps.

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(military) A battlefield formation composed of two or more divisions.
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An organized group of people united by a common purpose.
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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.

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Corps is defined as a special branch of the military or a group of combat forces consisting of two or more divisions and assisting troops.

An example of corps is the British Cavalry during WWI.

An example of corps is the United States Marines.

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A body of people associated in some work, organization, etc. under common direction.

A diplomatic corps.

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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