Corpus Christi Definition

kôrpəs krĭstē
A Christian feast in honor of the Eucharist, observed on the first Thursday or the first Sunday after Trinity Sunday.
American Heritage

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


A coastal city in Texas.


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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