Corpus-christi meaning

kôr'pəs krĭs'tē
A festival celebrated on the Thursday or Sunday after Trinity Sunday, in honor of the Eucharist.
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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.
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A Christian feast in honor of the Eucharist, observed on the first Thursday or the first Sunday after Trinity Sunday.
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(Roman Catholic) A festival in honour of the Eucharist, observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
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A coastal city in Texas.
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City in SE Tex., on the Gulf of Mexico.
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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