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corps d'elite

noun \ˌkr-dā-ˈlēt\
plural corps d'elite \same or ˌkrz-dā-\

Definition of CORPS D'ELITE

1
:  a body of picked troops
2
:  a group of the best people in a category
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Examples of CORPS D'ELITE

  1. <the atomic bomb developers for the Manhattan Project constituted the corps d'elite of American science>

Origin of CORPS D'ELITE

French corps d'élite
First Known Use: 1832

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