corps d'elite

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noun \ˌkȯr-dā-ˈlēt\

Definition of corps d'elite

plural

corps d'elite

\ˌkȯr-dā-ˈlēt 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 and Etymology of corps d'elite

French corps d'élite


First Known Use: 1832



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