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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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Moreover, similar features of Negri bodies have also been reported in the salivary glands, tongue or other organs (Hamir et al., 1992).
These results were available after a temporal brain biopsy was performed on day 9, which revealed Negri bodies (Figure 3).
However, Negri bodies of various sizes were identified in the brain (Figure 1, panel A).