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Definition of "corps" []

  • A separate branch or department of the armed forces having a specialized function. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)
  • A body of persons acting together or associated under common direction: the press corps. See Synonyms at band2. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "corps" in a sentence
  • "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_."
  • "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."
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