cor·pus


cor·pus

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  • cor|pus — «KR puhs», noun, plural po|ra. 1. a complete collection of writings on some subject or of some period, or of laws, or other matter: »Cases cover only a small fraction of the corpus of customary laws (London Times). 2. a collection of stocks,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cor|pus Chris|ti — «KR puhs KRIHS tee», a feast of the Roman Catholic Church in honor of the Eucharist, held on the first Thursday after Trinity Sunday. ╂[< Latin corpus Christī body of Christ] …   Useful english dictionary

  • cor|pus|cle — «KR puh suhl, puhs uhl», noun. 1. any of the cells that form a large part of blood and lymph. Red corpuscles carry oxygen from the lungs to various parts of the body and remove carbon dioxide; some white corpuscles destroy disease germs. 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cor|pus|cu|lar|i|an — «kr PUHS kyuh LAYR ee uhn», adjective, noun. –adj. having to do with corpuscles or with the corpuscular philosophy. –n. a person who favors or believes in the corpuscular philosophy …   Useful english dictionary

  • cor|pus|cu|lar — «kr PUHS kyuh luhr», adjective. of corpuscles; consisting of corpuscles; like that of corpuscles: »That spring the sun emitted a series of unusually strong and well defined corpuscular clouds (Scientific American). SYNONYM(S): cellular …   Useful english dictionary

  • cor|pus|cule — «kr PUHS kyool», noun. = corpuscle. (Cf. ↑corpuscle) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • en|do|cor|pus|cu|lar — «EHN doh kr PUHS kyuh luhr», adjective. within a corpuscle …   Useful english dictionary

  • ha|be|as cor|pus — «HAY bee uhs KR puhs», a writ or order requiring that a prisoner be brought before a judge or into court to decide whether he is being held lawfully: »In common law the writ of habeas corpus is intended to obtain the liberation of a person… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ha·be·as cor·pus — /ˈheıbijəsˈkoɚpəs/ noun [noncount] law : an order to bring a jailed person before a judge or court to find out if that person should really be in jail apply for a writ of habeas corpus …   Useful english dictionary


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