Corpus Delicti Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Corpus Delicti.

Corpus Delicti (noun):

Corpus Delicti is a Latin phrase that translates to 'body of the crime'. This legal term refers to the collection of concrete evidence and facts needed to confirm that a crime has indeed occurred. It may include a weapon used in committing a crime, or in the case of homicide, the victim's body.