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esprit de corps

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A common spirit of comradeship, enthusiasm, and devotion to a cause among the members of a group. See Synonyms at morale.

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  • n. A shared spirit of comradeship, enthusiasm, and devotion to a cause among the members of a group, for example of a military unit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a French phrase much used by English writers to denote the common spirit pervading the members of a body or association of persons. It implies sympathy, enthusiasm, devotion, and jealous regard for the honor of the body as a whole.

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  • n. the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French : esprit, spirit + de, of + corps, group, body.

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Borrowing from French esprit de corps, from esprit ("spirit") + de ("of") + corps ("body")

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    feelings of pride and loyalty that are shared by members of a group

    March 10, 2008