What does the word corps mean?

Usage examples for corps

  1. To carry it was a tremendous honor, and he was not half sure that it did not make him, for the time being, a regular member of General Scott's corps of military engineers. – Ahead of the Army by W. O. Stoddard
  2. Like them, he came of an old and honorable race, and was acting in place of the prefect Macrinus, whose office in the state prevented him from taking the military command of that mighty corps, the praetorians. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. They had many good qualities which she appreciated- their esprit de corps, their hearty, open manners, the camaraderie with which they lent each other money. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  4. Yes, sir; all of the Second and the Third corps. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  5. My mother, said she, kept a large grocer's shop, and my father was a man of some consequence; he belonged to the Six Corps, and that, as everybody knows, is an excellent thing. – The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe

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