American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large collection of writings of a specific kind or on a specific subject.
- n. A collection of writings or recorded remarks used for linguistic analysis.
- n. Economics The capital or principal amount, as of an estate or trust.
- n. Economics The principal of a bond.
- n. Anatomy The main part of a bodily structure or organ.
- n. Anatomy A distinct bodily mass or organ having a specific function.
- n. Music The overall length of a violin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Literally, a body; matter of any kind. In anatomy: The entire physical body of an animal. See soma. Some part of the body specified by a qualifying term. See phrases below.
- n. A collection, especially a complete one, or an account of such a collection.
- n. The whole content; the material substance.
- n. Same as corpusdentatum .
- n. A somewhat similar mass of gray matter in each olivary body. Also called corpus ciliare.
- n. Principal, as opposed to interest or income: as, these payments should be made out of corpus, and not out of income.
- n. In algebra, a manifold, such that its elements are representable by symbols which can be combined according to the laws of ordinary algebra, every algebraic expression obtained by combining a finite number of symbols by means of a finite chain of rational operations (+, —, ×, /) being capable of interpretation as representing a definite element of the manifold, with the single reservation that division by zero is inadmissible.
- n. the body
- n. linguistics a collection of writings, often on a specific topic, of a specific genre, from a specific demographic, a single author etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A body, living or dead; the corporeal substance of a thing.
- n. capital as contrasted with the income derived from it
- n. the main part of an organ or other bodily structure
- n. a collection of writings
- From Latin corpus ("body"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term corpus here denotes a collection of documents; corpus juris,”
“We cannot better explain the signification of the term corpus juris canonici than by showing the successive meanings which were assigned to it in the past and which it usually bears at the present day.”
“And habeas corpus is pretty tricky because its jargonistic meaning is so far removed from its literal sense, but it might reasonably be translated as пусть душу представят, I would guess without Googling, or more literally (указаем), чтобы ты представил тело.”
“These concerns have particular bearing upon the Suspension Clause question in the cases now before us, for the writ of habeas corpus is itself an indispensable mechanism for monitoring the separation of powers.”
“Ending habeas corpus is not an infringement of rights because after all the constitution is not a suicide pact.”
“The only way he could support denial of habeus corpus now, when all terrorists taken into custody on U.S. soils during his administration got habeus corpus is if there are more than the official record admits.”
“The continued suspension of habeas corpus is a recruiting tool for Al-Qaida.”
“For example when you say, “most people say” …. how can we make that inference and leap of faith when the corpus is based on written entries?”
“As the seven "Critical Essays 1966-1996" selected by Wilcox clearly attest, London's major corpus is very much alive and well.”
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