Corpus-christi Definition

kôrpəs krĭstē
proper name
A festival celebrated on the Thursday or Sunday after Trinity Sunday, in honor of the Eucharist.
Webster's New World
City in SE Tex., on the Gulf of Mexico.
Webster's New World
noun
A Christian feast in honor of the Eucharist, observed on the first Thursday or the first Sunday after Trinity Sunday.
American Heritage
pronoun

(Roman Catholic) A festival in honour of the Eucharist, observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday.

Wiktionary

A coastal city in Texas.

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other
A city of southern Texas on Corpus Christi Bay, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth of the Nueces River. Founded as a trading post in 1839, the city developed as a port.
American Heritage

Origin of Corpus-christi

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin Corpus Chrīstī body of Christ Latin corpus body Latin Chrīstī genitive of Chrīstus Christ

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

  • Latin, meaning "body of Christ".

    From Wiktionary

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