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Corpus Christi

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noun Cor·pus Chris·ti \ˈkȯr-pəs-ˈkris-tē\

Definition of Corpus Christi

  1. :  the Thursday after Trinity observed as a Roman Catholic festival in honor of the Eucharist



Origin of corpus christi

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, literally, body of Christ


First Known Use: 14th century


Corpus Christi

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geographical name Cor·pus Chris·ti \ˌkȯr-pəs-ˈkris-tē\

Definition of Corpus Christi

  1. city & port S Texas on Corpus Christi Bay (inlet of Gulf of Mexico) at mouth of the Nueces pop 305,215




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