Definition of corpus delicti in English:

corpus delicti

Syllabification: cor·pus de·lic·ti
Pronunciation: /dəˈlikˌtī, -tē
 
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noun

Law
1The facts and circumstances constituting a breach of a law.
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  • I've worked in criminal justice for years, and I always know what should be done when there is a substantial corpus delicti.
1.1Concrete evidence of a crime, such as a corpse.
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  • The period of limitation shall not run during any time when the corpus delicti remains undiscovered.

Origin

Latin, literally 'body of offense'.

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