cor•pus de•lic•ti

Pronunciation: (kôr'pus di-lik'tī), [key]
pl. cor•po•ra de•lic•tiPronunciation: (kôr'pur-u di-lik'tī). [key]
1. the basic element or fact of a crime, as, in murder, the death of the murdered person.
2. the object, as the body of a murdered person, upon which a crime has been committed and that serves as evidence proving that the crime was committed.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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