American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A separate branch or department of the armed forces having a specialized function.
- n. A tactical unit of ground combat forces between a division and an army commanded by a lieutenant general and composed of two or more divisions and auxiliary service troops.
- n. A body of persons acting together or associated under common direction: the press corps. See Synonyms at band2.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The older spelling of corpse.
- n. A body; a visible object: only in the legal phrase corps certain (which see, below).
- n. A body or number of persons conventionally or formally associated or acting together: as, the diplomatic corps. See Corps Législatif, below, and esprit de corps, under esprit.
- n. Milit.: A part of the army expressly organized according to the Articles or War, and having a head and members, as a regiment or an independent company, or any other military body having such organization: as, the Marine Corps; the Corps of Topographical Engineers; hospital corps, etc.
- n. More specifically, the tactical unit of a large army next above a division. It is usually composed of several divisions of infantry and cavalry, contingents of artillery and other branches of the service, and is to a large degree complete in itself. France has 20 corps d'armée, 18 in the country, and 2 in Algeria and Tunis, and Germany has an even larger number. The number of men varies from about 18,000 to about 40,000. See
- n. In the German universities, a students' society.
- n. One of the several bodies of officers charged with special administrative duties in the army or navy. In the United States navy the corps are as follows: medical corps, in charge of the sanitary and medical service; pay corps, in charge of supplies and stores, commissary, accounts, disbursements of money; corps of chaplains; corps of naval constructors, in charge of building and repairs of vessels; corps of professors of mathematics, in charge of work at the Naval Observatory and instruction at the Naval Academy; and corps of civil engineers, in charge of construction of dry-docks, buildings, and civil-engineering work generally at navy-yards.
- n. a body of picked men.
- n. military A battlefield formation composed of two or more divisions.
- n. An organized group of people united by a common purpose.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete The human body, whether living or dead.
- n. A body of men; esp., an organized division of the military establishment; ; specifically, an army corps.
- n. obsolete A body or code of laws.
- n. (Eccl.), obsolete The land with which a prebend or other ecclesiastical office is endowed.
- n. In some countries of Europe, a form of students' social society binding the members to strict adherence to certain student customs and its code of honor; -- Ger. spelling usually
- n. a body of people associated together
- n. an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions and their support
- Borrowing from French corps ("body"), from Latin corpus ("body"). (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, from Latin corpus, body; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The existing laws and regulations of the French service differ slightly for different corps, but the general rule is as follows: No one can be appointed to the grade of officer in the army who has not graduated at one of the military schools, or has not served at least two years as a sub-officer in a _corps d'armée_.”
Elements of Military Art and Science Or, Course Of Instruction In Strategy, Fortification, Tactics Of Battles, &C.; Embracing The Duties Of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, And Engineers; Adapted To The Use Of Volunteers And Militia; Third Edition; With Critical Notes On The Mexican And Crimean Wars.
“The word "corps" comes from the French "corps d'armee" -- does that mean that the”
“Meanwhile, the White House press corps is left with someone who is hard to caricature as anything other than colorless.”
“Force JAG corps is that their revelations continue to exacerbate the beliefs by other members of the service that there are two standards applied when it comes to the UCMJ.”
“Miller, who prides himself on his knowledge of the Constitution, should know that when the founders chose to guarantee the freedom of the press, they recognized that a robust press corps is key to citizens holding those in power accountable.”
“Because of what they see in corps members, they can now see potential in themselves.”
“And yeah, the press corps is about forty years overdue for learning the basics of economics. patience Says:”
“The WR corps is similar to the RBs because it's also a talented, but untested group.”
“The White House press corps is beginning to grumble about a lack of opportunity to ask questions”
“In yet another piece, posted at the CCD website (now taken down), he claimed that terrorists had infiltrated the FBI, the CIA, the State Department, the U.S. Muslim military chaplain corps, the White House, Homeland Security, the U.S.”
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