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esprit de corps

a feeling of unity, commitment, purpose, and collective efficacy shared by most or all of the members of a cohesive group or organization. Unlike group morale, which can be low when members are dissatisfied or indifferent, esprit de corps implies confidence and enthusiasm for the group. See also group cohesion; group solidarity.

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February 24th 2024



n. a form of biographical literature that offers a psychological profile or analysis of an individual’s personality in addition to the usual account of his or her life and experiences. —psychobiographical adj.