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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."

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The revealed regularities are also confirmed by the analysis of the relative index of body height RI (measured body height divided by the recommended median value of body height for this gender and age) and standard deviation score SDS (difference between the measured body height and its recommended median value divided by the recommended standard deviation); see Tables 3 and 4.
Considering our observed standard deviation of 0.04m for the body height of 3-year-old foals, only animals with heights equal to or greater than half a standard deviation (0.02m) above the average could be registered definitively.
Results of weight and body height obtained from this study were higher than those acquired by other researchers, although BMI index was similar to the results of other studies from Poland (Mdn=19.8 kg/[m.sup.2]) [25,26].
Trends in growth status among schoolchildren in Sendai, Japan, 1994-2003: levelling-off of mean body height and weight.
In addition to body mass, body height is also an easy-to-determine variable for anthropometry.
However, there seems to be a levelling-off of the changes in body height and body weight.
Variables n x s Max Min Weight class p1 (400 to 599 g) SL 136 23.54 1.68 27.60 20.80 HL 136 7.25 0.62 8.50 6.00 BH 136 9.09 0.60 10.70 7.58 BW 136 3.98 0.30 4.89 3.40 RCAR 136 80.13 3.14 85.08 72.71 RFILE 136 35.53 3.89 42.67 26.84 RCAB 136 23.94 5.43 37.43 15.75 Weight class p2 (600 to 900 g) SL 121 26.18 1.31 32.00 24.00 HL 121 8.14 0.37 9.10 7.28 BH 121 10.27 1.02 19.75 8.60 BW 121 4.30 0.26 4.90 3.66 RCAR 121 80.98 2.46 85.50 72.99 RFILE 121 36.22 3.51 41.39 26.89 RCAB 121 23.95 4.75 33.08 17.35 SL: standard length; HL: head length; BH: body height; BW: body width, RCAR: carcass yield; RFILE: fillet yield; RCAB: head yield; n: number of animals; x: mean; s: standard deviations; Max: maximum data value, Min: minimum data value.
Similarly to boys, the highest values of the correlation coefficient for girls were observed between body height and the following trials: medicine ball backward throw (r = 0.46) and medicine ball forward throw (r = 0.57) (Table 3).
Although the body weight can significantly be reduced by SCDs, the body height may strongly be determined by heredity.
A sampling of topics: separation and identification of proteins related to fruits ripening in mulberry; preparation of transparent water-insoluble silk fibroin films, the development of bulky silk knitting fabric, the effect of silk reeling velocity on the aggregation structure of raw silk, students' school uniform based on body height and weight in Liaonning area, androgynous style in fashion, and the flexibility of apparel manufacturing systems.
The socket has a standard 4mm body height while the terminal is available in 1mm or 3mm body heights for a choice of 5mm or 7mm overall mated heights.