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Noun: corpus delicti (corpora delicti)  'kor-pus di'lik-tI
  1. (law) the body of evidence that constitute the offence; the objective proof that a crime has been committed (sometimes mistakenly thought to refer to the body of a homicide victim)

Derived forms: corpora delicti

Type of: evidence

Encyclopedia: Corpus delicti