Cor`y*phe"us (k?r`?-f?"?s), n.; pl. E. Corypheuses (-z), L. Coryphei (-f"). [L. coryphaeus, fr. Gr. , fr. head.] Gr. Antiq.

The conductor, chief, or leader of the dramatic chorus; hence, the chief or leader of a party or interest.

That noted corypheus [Dr. John Owen] of the Independent faction. South.


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