(Cor*po"re*al*ly) adv. In the body; in a bodily form or manner.
(Cor*po"re*al*ness) n. Corporeality; corporeity.
(Cor`po*re"i*ty) n. [LL. corporeitas: cf. F. corporit.] The state of having a body; the state of
being corporeal; materiality.
The one attributed corporeity to God.
Those who deny light to be matter, do not therefore deny its corporeity.
(Cor*por"i*fy) v. t. [L. corpus body + -fy: cf. F. corporifier.] To embody; to form into a body.
(Cor"po*sant) n. [It. corpo santo holy body.] St. Elmo's fire. See under Saint.
(Corps) n. sing. & pl. [F., fr. L. corpus body. See Corpse.]
1. The human body, whether living or dead. [Obs.] See Corpse, 1.
By what craft in my corps, it cometh [commences] and where.
2. A body of men; esp., an organized division of the military establishment; as, the marine corps; the
corps of topographical engineers; specifically, an army corps.
A corps operating with an army should consist of three divisions of the line, a brigade of artillery, and a
regiment of cavalry.
Gen. Upton (U. S. Tactics. )
3. A body or code of laws. [Obs.]
The whole corps of the law.
4. (Eccl.) The land with which a prebend or other ecclesiastical office is endowed. [Obs.]
The prebendaries over and above their reserved rents have a corps. Army corps, or (French) Corps d'armée a body containing two or more divisions of a large army, organized
as a complete army in itself. ||Corps de logis (kor` de lo`zhe") [F., body of the house], the principal
mass of a building, considered apart from its wings. Corps diplomatique (kr d`pl`m-tk") [F., diplomatic
body], the body of ministers or envoys accredited to a government.
(Corpse) n. [OF. cors F. corps, L. corpus; akin to AS. hrif womb. See Midriff, and cf. Corse,
Corselet, Corps, Cuerpo.]
1. A human body in general, whether living or dead; sometimes contemptuously. [Obs.]
Formerly written (after the French form) corps. See Corps, n., 1.
2. The dead body of a human being; used also Fig.
He touched the dead corpse of Public Credit, and it sprung upon its feet. Corpse candle. (a) A thick candle formerly used at a lich wake, or the customary watching with a
corpse on the night before its interment. (b) A luminous appearance, resembling the flame of a candle,
sometimes seen in churchyards and other damp places, superstitiously regarded as portending death.
Corpse gate, the gate of a burial place through which the dead are carried, often having a covered
porch; called also lich gate.