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rapporteur
amour-propre
esprit de corps
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with Anu Garg

esprit de corps

PRONUNCIATION:
(eh-SPREE duh COR)

MEANING:
noun: A spirit of solidarity; a sense of pride, devotion, and honor among the members of a group.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French esprit (spirit), de (of), corps (body, group).

USAGE:
"Using cooking to promote an esprit de corps and employee bonding had its beginnings on the West Coast."
Jonnie Bassaro; Corporate Employees Bond Through Cooking; News-Times (Danbury, Connecticut); Sep 17, 2007.

See more usage examples of esprit de corps in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Commandment Number One for any truly civilized society is this: Let people be different. -David Grayson [pen name of Ray Stannard Baker], journalist, author (1870-1946)

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