1The facts and circumstances constituting a crime.
- 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.
- The period of limitation shall not run during any time when the corpus delicti remains undiscovered.
Latin, literally 'body of offence'.
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