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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 body mass index was calculated, from an individual's weight in kg divided by the square of the height in meters 5 using the following formula:
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Each animal was put in a metabolic cage (20x15x15cm3), animals were fed a fixed quantity at a set time (9.5-10.5g, 11:00 am), body mass was recorded and residual food collected on next day.
HGS is a physiological variable that is affected by a number of factors including age, gender, body size, weight, height, muscle strength, fatigue, time of the day, age, nutritional status, restricted motion, percentage of body fat, and lean body mass. Strong correlations between HGS various anthropometric traits were reported.
Birth weight was related to maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index and pregnancy weight gain.
They were also the most captured species, which allowed us 1) to monitor the seasonal changes in body mass including the influence of the reproductive status of females, 2) to compare the variations between sexes, and 3) to check some inter-annual differences.
For maternal body mass, we assumed measurements were recorded shortly before parturition.
Snails collected in the fall, which were measured while crawling vertically, had a mean shell length of 21.9 [+ or -] 1.0 mm ([+ or -] SEM) and a mean body mass of 3.4 [+ or -] 0.3 g.
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This study aimed to analyze the effects of age, family income, body mass index, and dance practice on levels of body dissatisfaction and self-esteem in female students.
where M is a celestial body mass, T is a celestial body orbital period and [mu] and D are constants.