corpus vile

noun corpus vi·le \-ˈvī(ˌ)lē\

Definition of corpus vile

plural

corpora vilia

\-ˈvilēə\
  1. :  something felt to be of so little value that it may be experimented with or upon without concern for loss or damage literature may come to be used as a corpus vile for acute dons to sharpen their wits upon — Times Literary Supplement

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Origin and Etymology of corpus vile

New Latin, literally, worthless body


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