from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Law The corroborating evidence that shows that a crime has been committed, other than a confession or an alleged accomplice's statement.
- noun A corpse.
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- noun law The body of the victim
- noun law The evidence that a crime has occurred.
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- noun the body of evidence that constitute the offence; the objective proof that a crime has been committed (sometimes mistakenly thought to refer to the body of a homicide victim)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin corpus dēlictī : Latin corpus, body, collection of facts + Latin dēlictī, genitive of dēlictum, crime.]
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From New Latin, from Latin corpus ("body") dēlictī ("of crime").
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