1. [syn: diplomatic service, diplomatic corps, corps diplomatique]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Corps \Corps\ (k[=o]r, pl. k[=o]rz), n. sing. & pl. [F., fr. L.
corpus body. See Corpse.]
1. The human body, whether living or dead. [Obs.] See
By what craft in my corps, it cometh [commences] and
2. A body of men; esp., an organized division of the military
establishment; as, the marine corps; the corps of
topographical engineers; specifically, an army corps.
A corps operating with an army should consist of
three divisions of the line, a brigade of artillery,
and a regiment of cavalry. --Gen. Upton
3. A body or code of laws. [Obs.]
The whole corps of the law. --Bacon.
4. (Eccl.) The land with which a prebend or other
ecclesiastical office is endowed. [Obs.]
The prebendaries over and above their reserved rents
have a corps. --Bacon.
5. [Ger.] 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 korps.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Army corps, or (French) Corps d'arm['e]e (k[-o]r`
d[aum]r`m[asl]"), a body containing two or more divisions
of a large army, organized as a complete army in itself.
Corps de logis (k[-o]r` de l[-o]`zh[-e]") [F., body of the
house], the principal mass of a building, considered apart
from its wings.
Corps diplomatique (k?r d?`pl?`m?-t?k") [F., diplomatic
body], the body of ministers or envoys accredited to a
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the body of diplomatic personnel [syn: diplomatic
service, diplomatic corps, corps diplomatique]