corpus corpus  /ˈkɔr pəs/


  1. (n) capital as contrasted with the income derived from it
  2. (n) a collection of writings
  3. (n) the main part of an organ or other bodily structure



  1. The better to fight Communist-led Huk rebels, President Quirino last October ordered a nationwide suspension of the writ of habeas corpus.
  2. Restore habeas corpus to reach Muslims abroad.
  3. The Supreme Court will have another pass at this week's ruling upholding the Bush denial of habeas corpus rights.


  1. Corpus Christi cook sentenced to more than 10 years for soliciting sex from a child

    A Corpus Christi man was sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison Wednesday for soliciting sex from a child.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times

  2. Corpus Christi woman found guilty of capital murder in stepson's drowning

    A Corpus Christi woman was found guilty Wednesday of capital murder related to her stepson's drowning.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times

  3. Corpus Christi police seek help finding armed robber

    Corpus Christi police are seeking the public’s help in finding a man who robbed a convenience store on June 2.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times


  1. Obama said he was struggling with "how to balance creating a process that adheres to rule of law, habeas corpus, basic principles of Anglo-American legal system, but doing it in a way that doesn't result in releasing people who are intent on blowing...
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: The Gazette (Montreal)

  2. "We are living in an America that, in the last seven and a half years, has waged an unnecessary war, established prison camps, condoned torture, employed corporate armies, eliminated the right of habeas corpus, practised extraordinary rendition, and...
    on May 24, 2007 By: Jessica Lange Source: News1130

  3. "The truth is that casting aside the time-honored protection of habeas corpus makes us more vulnerable as a nation because it leads us away from our core American values," said Senator Patrick Leahy, Democrat of Vermont.
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: Patrick Leahy Source: International Herald Tribune

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