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esprit de corps

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noun es·prit de corps \is-ˌprē-də-ˈkȯr\

Simple Definition of esprit de corps

  • : feelings of loyalty, enthusiasm, and devotion to a group among people who are members of the group

Full Definition of esprit de corps

  1. :  the common spirit existing in the members of a group and inspiring enthusiasm, devotion, and strong regard for the honor of the group

Examples of esprit de corps

  1. The troops showed great esprit de corps.



Origin of esprit de corps

French


First Known Use: 1780


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