(Irregular plural: corpora).
1. A collection of writings.
2. The main part of an organ or other bodily structure.
Body, especially of written works on a certain subject; all of texts gathered for linguistic research. corpus delicti, basic fact necessary to prove crime to have been committed; erroneously, body of murdered person. corpus juris, body of laws of a state. corpus luteum, mass of tissue formed after release of an egg in mammals. corpus vile, worthless thing.