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[Latin, Body, aggregate, or mass.]

Corpus might be used to mean a human body, or a body or group of laws. The term is used often in Civil Law to denote a substantial or positive fact, as opposed to one that is ambiguous. The corpus of a trust is the sum of money or property that is set aside to produce income for a named beneficiary. In the law of estates, the corpus of an estate is the amount of property left when an individual dies. Corpus juris means a body of law or a body of the law. Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.®) is an all-inclusive, multivolume legal encyclopedia.


n. 1) Latin for body. 2) the principal (usually money, securities, and other assets) of a trust or estate as distinguished from interest or profits.


noun aggregate, aggregation, amassment, assemblage, body, bulk, chief part, collection, collectivity, compages, compilation, complexus, concentration, concretion, confluence, conglomerate, core, cornerstone, corporality, corporeity, cumulation, embodiment, ensemble, essence, fullness, grand total, gross amount, grouping, import, importance, inclusiveness, integrality, integration, keynote, legal body, legal entity, main body, main part, major part, mass, materiality, materialization, matter, pith, plenum, principal, principle, quantity, quintessence, res, signification, solid substance, solidarity, structure, substance, substantiality, sum, sum and substance, sum total, summation, total, totality, weight, whole, wholeness
Associated concepts: corpus delicti, corpus juris, corpus of a trust
See also: body, bulk, cornerstone, corpse, entity, person, substance

CORPUS. A Latin word, which signifies body; as, corpus delicti, the body of the offence, the essence of the crime; corpus juris canonis, the body of the canon law; corpus juris civilis, the body of the Civil law.

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One reason is that teachers and learners do not adopt the ideology and technique of corpora based education.
We compare those numbers to the ones obtained on the Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian domains [11], showing that the second versions of the corpora (hrWaC and slWaC), which merge two crawls obtained with different tools and were collected three years apart, show a smaller level of reduction (around 30%) at each step of near-duplicate removal, while the first versions of corpora (bsWaC and srWaC), obtained with SpiderLing only and in one crawl, suffer more data loss in this process (around 35-40%).
In particular, Paul Baker shows through corpora how (a) language is gendered, and (b) how gender is represented.
COHA, COCA, and the other corpora share the study of word evolution with historical dictionaries such as the Oxford English Dictionary.
Alem dessa prescricao inerente a Analise de Erros, outra diferenca entre essa area e as pesquisas em corpora computadorizados de aprendiz e que uma vez identificados os erros' e analisados fora de seus contextos originais (cf.
However, it should be noted, for the sake of truth, that my own interest in corpora goes back to 1971 when I worked at the Institute of Linguistics at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, which was in 1967 granted permission to use (half of) the Brown Corpus to conduct the Serbo-Croatian-English Contrastive Project (The Faculty of Philosophy, pp.
In this case, texts and paragraphs from the corpora are selected so that specialized collocations as well as non-specialized clusters be identified (i.
There are also various tools to exploit or search corpora whether they are annotated or raw text.
Impulses from the brain and local nerves cause the muscles of the corpora cavernosa to relax, allowing blood to flow in and fill the spaces.
When virgins received corpora allata from mated beetles, their phenoloxidase activity dropped--about a fifth for males and a half for females--compared with virgins receiving transplants from unmated donors.
Language corpora have long been exploited for language instruction.