So combination is not conspiracy; partnership is not conspiracy; neither is it the corpus delicti of conspiracy.
The corpus delicti (in the language of the law) was certain.
And now they all gathered in great excitement round the corpus delicti; and there, sure enough, was a long black mole.
There is no corpus delicti, no carcase of the missing Edwin Drood.
If Hallard could open the penitentiary, why not the grave in which a corpus delicti had been hastily hidden?
The corpus delicti—you see I know my subject—was somebody else.
The corpus delicti, the body of an offence, is the fact of its actually having been committed.
There was no corpus delicti, no evidence that Harrison was really dead.
These fragments alone remained to testify to the corpus delicti.
There, as in the Morgue, lies awaiting explanation the corpus delicti of the Clyde Mystery.
1832, Latin, literally "body of the offense;" not "the murder victim's body," but the basic elements that make up a crime; in the case of a murder, including the body of the murdered person.