Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A corps which is made up of several divisions, and embraces every arm of the service, thus forming an army complete in itself, and placed under the command of a general officer of higher rank than a divisional officer. In the British army three divisions make an army-corps. Sometimes abbreviated A. C. See division.

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Examples

  • Benningsen, would have been decided in favor of the former had a fresh army-corps arrived during the battle, according to the Emperor's calculations.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • When the various army-corps marshaled from the other side of the Elbe had advanced to the confines of Poland, we left Dresden, meeting everywhere the same enthusiasm on the advent of the Emperor.

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  • But in order to disguise this real motive, the Emperor appointed M. Fouche governor of the Illyrian provinces in place of Count Bertrand, who was given the command of an army-corps, and was soon after appointed to succeed the adorable General Duroc in the functions of grand marshal of the palace.

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  • After the ceremony the body was carried as far as the door of the church and placed on the funeral car, which was ornamented with laurel and four groups of the banners captured from the enemy by his army-corps in the numerous battles in which the marshal had taken part, and was preceded by a military and religious procession, followed by one of mourning and honor.

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  • Russia, it was announced to the Emperor one day, that the army-corps commanded by the Prince of Schwartzenberg had been destroyed, and that the prince himself had perished; afterwards he found fortunately that these tidings were false, but when they were brought to his Majesty, he exclaimed as if replying to an idea that had long preoccupied him, "Then it was he whom the bad omen threatened."

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  • He inspired such terror in the Viennese that he was equal to a whole army-corps in keeping them in subjection.

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  • Three army-corps were formed by the rebels: one of 6,000 men, under

    The Philippine Islands

  • It appears, that, with a single exception, they were all _lieutenants_, whereas "in a European service the chief engineer serving with an army-corps would be a field-officer, generally a colonel."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864

  • Was there ever a call for more army-corps or guns that was not made in the name of peace?

    The Last Shot

  • Westerling could not have said it better as a reason for another army-corps.

    The Last Shot

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