A feeling of pride, fellowship, and common loyalty shared by the members of a particular group.
- They should help build teamwork, esprit de corps and unit pride.
- Just as sharing information can build esprit de corps, withholding it can severely depress morale.
- He said the main factors that attract people to submarines are the camaraderie or esprit de corps and the opportunity to assume a high level of responsibility at a relatively young age and rank.
Late 18th century: French, literally 'spirit of the body'.
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