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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: Latin corpus; CORPUS

corps

noun
     
Related topics: Military, Army
corps plural corps [countable]
1PM a group in an army with special duties and responsibilities:
the medical corps
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
2BO a group of people who work together to do a particular job:
the president's press corps
the diplomatic corps
3PMA technical a trained army unit made of two or more divisions (=groups of soldiers)
! Do not confuse with corpse (=dead body) which has a different pronunciation.

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