- corpus delicti
- corpus delicti [də lik′tī΄, di lik′tē΄]n.[ModL, lit., body of the crime]1. the facts constituting or proving a crime; material substance or foundation of a crime: the corpus delicti in a murder case is not just the body of the victim, but the fact that the victim has been murdered2. loosely the body of the victim in a murder case
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.