esprit de corps

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

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 in a sentence

  1. The troops showed great esprit de corps.

Origin and Etymology of esprit de corps

French


First Known Use: 1780


ESPRIT DE CORPS Defined for English Language Learners

esprit de corps

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

Definition of esprit de corps for English Language Learners

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


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