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corps d'elite

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noun, \ˌkȯr-dā-ˈlēt\

Definition of corps d'elite

plural corps d'elite \same or ˌkȯrz-dā-\

  1. 1 :  a body of picked troops

  2. 2 :  a group of the best people in a category



Examples of corps d'elite in a sentence

  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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