Corpus Delecti

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Definition: Corpus Delecti


Quick Summary of Corpus Delecti


Latin for the “body of the crime.” Used to describe physical evidence, such as the corpse of a murder victim or the charred frame of a torched building.




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Definition Sources


Definitions for Corpus Delecti are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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