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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.

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You can retrieve tenderloins, liver, and heart from the body cavity later.
To continue with the traditional Egyptian practice, they rubbed the body with oil (vegetable) and the internal body cavity was filled with spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and rose petals.
The next thing to do is to prop open the belly walls with a short stick and allow the air to circulate and cool the body cavity.
com , Angel Dobbs, 38, and her niece, Ashley Dobbs, 24 will sue the DPS for the illegal and embarrassing body cavity search which occurred on the side of State Highway 161 in Irving, Tex.
To explain, with the valve in the full open or full closed position, low pressure air is induced into the body cavity of the valve, the air inlet valve is closed and the technician watches the pressure gauge on the air test assembly to verify that the body cavity pressure is holding.
That body cavity was surrounded by a thick layer of adipocere, a hard, grainy substance commonly known as grave wax.
Close the body cavity by tying the legs together with a clean string or tucking the ends of the drumsticks into the hook or metal clamps that come with many birds nowadays.
It lengthens the amount of time police can keep people suspected of swallowing drugs to conceal them so packages have time to pass through their bodies and allows judges to direct a jury to draw an inference from the fact a suspect has refused permission for a body cavity search or an X-ray.
The bacteria feed on the animals tissue and release gases like methane and hydrogen sulfide into the body cavity.
She was taken to a hospital where she passed 73 small packets of cocaine which she had swallowed, while another three were found in a body cavity.
It would be so easy to adopt my anti-terrorism foreign policy, but I know the authorities are far more likely to introduce body cavity searches than rein in corporate capitalist world domination.
Using your hands distribute two thirds of the butter mixture between the skin and flesh, put the remaining third into the body cavity.