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Body

The principal part of anything as distinguished from its subordinate parts, as in the main part of an instrument. An individual, an organization, or an entity given legal recognition, such as a corporation or "body corporate." A compilation of laws known as a "body of laws."

body

(Collection), noun aggregation, assemblage, batch, colligation, community, company, compilation, congeries, conglomeration, entity, gathering, host, mass, multitude, plenum, polity, sodality, troupe, wholeness
Associated concepts: body corporate, body politic, governnental body, reviewing body

body

(Main part), noun core, corpus, essential part, figure, form, greater part, hub, main part, major part, principal part, shape, structure, substance
Associated concepts: body of an instrument

body

(Person), noun anatomy, cadaver, carcass, carrion, corporality, corporalness, corporeality, corpse, corpus, entity, human being, material existence, physical being, physique
Associated concepts: body attachment, body execution, body heirs
See also: aggregate, assemblage, assembly, band, bulk, character, committee, community, compact, confederacy, configuration, content, cornerstone, corporation, corpse, corpus, entity, form, generality, individual, majority, mass, materiality, party, society, structure, substance, weight

BODY. A person.
     2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.

References in classic literature ?
Ajax answered, "Menelaus, you have said well: do you, then, and Meriones stoop down, raise the body, and bear it out of the fray, while we two behind you keep off Hector and the Trojans, one in heart as in name, and long used to fighting side by side with one another.
The Trojan host raised a hue and cry behind them when they saw the Achaeans bearing the body away, and flew after them like hounds attacking a wounded boar at the loo of a band of young huntsmen.
In this wise did the two heroes strain every nerve to bear the body to the ships out of the fight.
He paid undertakers $1,000 a pop for providing access to the dead, paid cutters $300 to $500 for extracting the most marketable parts, and, according to his lawyer, managed to take home up to $7,000 per body.
As for the existence of infinity by force (bi'l quwwah), this is correct, as it is said of time in the future that it is infinite, and that by force a new [state] continually emerges from it; likewise, we say of the body that it accepts infinite divisibility by force; and, likewise, nothing prevents the existence of infinity in the past, and it is always so by force.
On Earth's surface, your body is constantly exposed to the pressure of the air molecules in the atmosphere.
The difficulty, of course, is not that they aren't the body but that they do not know it.
Initially, such work tended to emerge from the field of psychology largely focussing on psycho-metric analyses of body image.
The body plays this role most significantly because we have been raised up, redeemed, soul and body, by the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity becoming a human being.
All of these experts, from Pilates to physical therapy, from Alexander Technique to Gyrotonic and Cyrokinesis, agree that if training doesn't include the whole body, all the tension goes to one joint.
We have gotten away from this way of thinking and caring for our bodies, and instead we have started thinking that we need to add something to our bodies like drugs or medications just to make them function properly, When you go in for heart bypass surgery, the surgeon only fixes the valves of your pump, it is still up to your body to heal after surgery.
In this system, the body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing and inseparable forces: Yin and Yang.