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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 county is going to do a gazette notice for publication in the dailies with the names of the 97 unclaimed bodies for ease of identification," Dagane said.
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Of course, all recovered bodies need careful inspection for possible antemortem injuries.
As John Paul II saw it, the differences between men's and women's bodies are not accidental, nor are they different merely for the sake of reproduction.
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Appendix A: Council Resolution Designating Bodies to Promulgate Technical Standards [ET Appendix A]
The story goes that one day an enterprising entrepreneur proposed to the army to bring the bodies back to their family claimants in fresh condition, starting a revolution in the field of preserving corpses.
However, while their mind might be able to shift to the present, their bodies are far from ready to play an instrument.