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Corps Legislatif (French)

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The lower house of the French legislature. The first assembly so called was when Napoleon I. substituted a corps legislatif and a tribunal for the two councils of the Directory, Dec. 24, 1799. The next was the corps legislatif and conseil dʹétat of 1807. The third was the corps legislatif of 750 deputies of 1849. The legislative power under Napoleon III. was vested in the Emperor, the senate, and the corps legislatif. (1852).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cornwall
Coronach
Coronation Chair
Coroner
Coronet
Coronis
Corporal Violet
Corporation
Corps de Garde (French)
Corps Diplomatique (French)
Corps Legislatif (French)
Corpse Candle
Corpus Christi [body of Christ]
Corpus Delicti (Latin)
Corpuscular Philosophy
Corrector
Correggio
Corroboree
Corrouge
Corrugated Iron
Corrupticolæ

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Corps Législatif