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esprit de corps

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Etymology

Borrowed from the French.

Noun

Singular
esprit de corps

Plural
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esprit de corps (-)
  1. A common spirit of comradeship, enthusiasm, and devotion to a cause among the members of a group, for example of a military unit.

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French

Etymology

esprit (spirit) + de (of) + corps (group, body).

Phrase

esprit de corps

  1. literally, the "spirit of the group." The common spirit.

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