Meaning of corpus delicti
Pronunciation: (kôr'pus di-lik'tī), [key]
— pl. cor•po•ra de•lic•ti
- the basic element or fact of a crime, as, in murder, the death of the murdered person.
- the object, as the body of a murdered person, upon which a crime has been committed and that serves as evidence proving that the crime was committed.
- corpus delicti (Thesaurus)