Corps

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    This article is about a military unit. For alternative meanings, see Corps (disambiguation). A corps ( “core”; the plural is spelled the same as singular but pronounced “cores”; from French, from the Latin corpus “body”) is an organized body of people. It may be: A large military formation composed of two or more military divisions. There is no rule for the size of a corps, but typically it might consist of twenty thousand to forty thousand soldiers. A professional branch of the armed forces such as a medical corps, signal corps, marine corps, etc. A civilian public organization such as a police corps, ambulance corps, Civil Defence Corps etc.

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