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Meaning of CORPUS DELICTI

Pronunciation:  'korpus di'liktI

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  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)
 
 See Also: evidence

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ashes, body, bones, cadaver, carcass, carrion, circumstantial evidence, clay, collateral evidence, corpse, crowbait, cumulative evidence, dead body, dead man, dead person, decedent, direct evidence, documentary evidence, dry bones, dust, earth, embalmed corpse, evidence in chief, ex parte evidence, extrinsic evidence, food for worms, hearsay, hearsay evidence, incriminating evidence, indirect evidence, intrinsic evidence, late lamented, mortal remains, mummification, mummy, oral evidence, organic remains, presumptive evidence, prima facie evidence, relics, reliquiae, remains, skeleton, stiff, tenement of clay, the dead, the deceased, the defunct, the departed, the loved one, word-of-mouth evidence
 

 

 

 

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