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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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A Corpus Stylistic Perspective on Dickens' Great Expectations.
Statistics and Analysis on word frequency is an important aspect of corpus research.
We have been working with them since the fall of 2014 and what makes me most sad about them leaving Corpus Christi is that they are leaving loyal customers and drivers who depend on them.
Existe un amplio consenso en cuanto a que la linguistica de corpus constituye una herramienta optima para el estudio de fenomenos linguisticos y traductologicos (vease, por ejemplo: Bernardini, 2004; Aston, 2009; Kubler, 2011).
Guzman, se centra en la herramienta de alineacion y explotacion del corpus AlfraCOVALT.
Machine readable nature of corpus giving the greatest advantage in the lexicography.
Current evidence suggests that a combination of genetic mechanisms, including single-gene Mendelian, single-gene sporadic mutations and complex genetics (Which may have a mixture of inherited and sporadic mutations) may be involved in the etiology of agenesis of corpus callosum.
1]: it extends it with a new crawl, which also includes well known Slovene Web domains from other top-level domains, and introduces a new pipeline for corpus collection and cleaning, resulting in a corpus of 1.
Siguiendo a Torruela y Llisterri (1999) para la clasificacion de corpus, la tipologia del corpus que se creo es la siguiente:
En cuanto al segundo interrogante sobre si la linguistica de corpus constituye una nueva aproximacion conceptual al estudio del leguaje, podemos senalar lo siguiente.
Hence this paper discusses the findings from the frequency wordlist analysis of the Scopus-indexed engineering RAs corpus.
Some of the multifaceted contexts covered by Corpus Linguistics (CL) are dealt with in an introduction, thirteen chapters and an afterword, organised in five different sections: (i) Corpora in Applied Linguistics, (ii) Corpora and institutional use of language, (iii) Corpora and Applied Linguistics domains, (iv) Corpora in new spheres of study and (v) Corpora, Language learning and pedagogy.